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A deeply affecting and elegantly written short story, Diurnal paints a vivid portrait of a family whose lives are haunted by loss and shaped by grief.

After a fatal accident takes place in their backyard, Susan and Brian decide to try, one last time, to start a family. Against the backdrop of destruction of the natural world, the menace of high-voltage transformers, and unsettling signs and omens, their efforts meet a tragic end. Thirty years later, their daughter must come to terms with the consequences—deciding who she really is and how she wants to carry forward her family's dreams and memories.

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