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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 What to Eat
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'Babies don't drink gasoline, not at first. You have to introduce it slowly, starve them of needed iron until they develop a taste for it, until the searching sacks of their tongues loll over the viscous liquid. A lot of people have trouble remembering what gasoline tasted like that first time. They remember primarily the need, this terrible emptiness that only high octane unleaded can fill. They remember letting the slimy liquid sit on their tongue for the first time, pungent and harsh and utterly foreign, lacking in anything identifiable like sweetness or bitterness...' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon The Lifted Brow no. 24 September/October 2014 8693923 2014 periodical issue 2014 pg. 68-70
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