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Labrador is a sad, relatable book haunted by confusion about what is inside and what is outside, and how to connect in a world that wants to isolate us, especially girls. Its needle is threaded with fear of what has been done that cannot be undone, like a flower that’s bloomed but not yet decayed.

The eighth issue of Manzanita Papers, released April 2022. Kate Bernheimer recommended Kathryn Davis’ Labrador.