Originally published April 2018

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Caitlin Garvey is a graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA program in creative writing. She has an MA in English Literature from DePaul University, and she teaches English Composition at a two-year college in Chicago. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Review, Post Road Magazine, the Tishman Review, Matter Press, Ragazine, JuxtaProse, and others. This essay is an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, The Mourning Report, about losing her mother to cancer and interviewing the people involved in her mother’s dying process.
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