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From the critically acclaimed author of Be Safe I Love You comes a dark and breathtaking novel of love, friendship, and survival set in the red light district of Athens in the 1980s that Garth Greenwall calls "a ferocious, brilliant book."Running brings together an ensemble of outsiders who get by as "runners" - hustlers who sell tourists on low-end accommodations for a small commission and a place to stay. Bridey Sullivan, a young American woman who has fled a peculiar and traumatic upbringing in Washington State, takes up with a queer British couple, the poet Milo Rollack and Eton drop-out Jasper Lethe. Slipping in and out of homelessness, addiction, and under-the-table jobs, they create their own kind of family as they struggle to survive.

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Cara Hoffman

CARA HOFFMAN is the author of the critically acclaimed novel So Much Pretty. Hoffman has been a visiting writer at St. John's, Columbia and Oxford Universities. Originally from Upstate New York, she lives in Manhattan and teaches writing and literature at Bronx Community College.

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