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We Show What We Have Learned

a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the Young Lions Fiction Award

“A dazzling story collection—as if, by a rare sort of magic, Alice Munro and Shirley Jackson had conspired together to imagine a female/feminist voice for the twenty-first century that is wickedly sharp-eyed, wholly unpredictable, and wholly engaging.”
—Joyce Carol Oates, The Lost Landscape

“A richly imagined and impeccably crafted debut.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“Beams is an expert at providing odd and surprising details that make her stories come alive, and the result is a powerful collection about what we need from others and, in turn, what we can offer others of ourselves.”
Publishers Weekly

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