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If you want to know about some things some strangers have lost, you’re in the right place.

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Last year I started asking strangers to tell me what they've lost. This is a limited series of emails about that.


Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey is the author of five books, including Biography of X and Pew. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, and a Whiting Award. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages.