Nonfiction | March 01, 1996

Winner of the 1995 Editor’s Prize for Essay

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They are runaways, throwaways, “problem” teens; culls from meager schools and emissaries from questionable homes; bearers of “emotional disablilites” and lurid autobiographies for which they are medicated elaborately and counseled when possible; products of biology, family community, of fate, impure and hardly simple.

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