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    Title: A Gazelle Ate My Homework
    Sub-title: A Journey from Ivory Coast to America, from African to Black, and from Undocumented to Doctor (with side trips into several religions and assorted misadventures)
    By (author): Habib Fanny Foreword by: Ali, A. Rizvi
    ISBN10-13: 1944934944 : 9781944934941
    Sick of living in the shadows of a corrupt post-colonial Ivory Coast, intrepid gazelle hunter Habib Fanny schemes to see the opulence of America for himself, with naught but rudimentary raft-making skills and his trusty spear to aid him. Well...that's one version of the story, at least. In truth, Fanny's story takes him on an adventure across continents, around dangerous political intrigue, into the depths of poverty, and through the complicated systems that provide him with a medical education. His journey to become an American is beset not by lions and man-eating sharks, but rather by persistent internal questions, which he attacks with the same rigor he brings to his schooling. What does it mean to be a Muslim, a Christian, an agnostic, or possibly, maybe, an atheist? What does it mean to be African in America, but not yet Black? And how on earth do you deal with the dating scene? As he navigates the shifting waters of cultural identity, he's forced to confront his own colonialist prejudices. Habib Fanny—that's Doctor Habib Fanny, M.D., actually—doesn't find gold-paved streets in America, but with humor and curiosity, he finds a path all his own.
    Reviews:
    "With humility and humor, Habib takes us on his personal adventure in this engaging and clever memoir. A Gazelle Ate My Homework is a captivating look into what it means to be an immigrant, an apostate, and finally, an American." —Dave Consiglio, Jr., author of Spoiler Alert: Everyone Dies , educator, and advocate
    "Read Habib's book for the humor, but mostly for the wisdom. Read it because reading his writing is fun, but mostly because it's insightful. Read this book because it will change the way you see the world, but mostly because it will change you." —Dushka Zapata, author of How To Be Ferociously Happy
    "Habib Fanny's observations are thoughtful, witty, and inciteful without being cruel, which makes him a unicorn in the area of social commentary." —Mercedes R. Lackey, author of the Heralds of Valdemar series
    "Habib Fanny's honest and moving memoir is a fascinating saga of escape and discovery. With shining intelligence as a guidestar and reason as a compass, he navigates the turbulent waters of immigration and cultural diversity without losing his wits or his wit." —Dan Barker, author of Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
    "Habib Fanny is many things at once. He lives in many places at once. And that's why his book isn't just one to be read, but experienced."—from the foreword by Ali A. Rizvi
    "An addition to the American immigrant story that we need to read about."—Abdi Nor Iftin, author of Call Me American
    "An inherently interesting blending of memoir and social/analytical commentary, Dr. Habib Fanny's A Gazelle Ate My Homework: A Journey from Ivory Coast to America, from African to Black, and from Undocumented to Doctor (with side trips into several religions and assorted misadventures is especially and unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections." —Abel Greenspan, Midwest Book Review
    "There are some people who defy the odds. There are a few more people who defy categorization. There are ever more people who defy Authority. (Thank goodness for that, especially at this moment in history.) But there are not that many who do all three, in a foreign language, while a teenager, in a broken family and without a peer group's support. In fact, here he is: Habib Fanny." — Expendable Mudge
    Pages: 264  Size: 203.2x133.35mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - April   2020
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: science, technology & medicine
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: A Whore's Manifesto
    Sub-title: An Anthology of Writing and Artwork by Sex Workers
    Edited by: Kay Kassirer Foreword by: Clementine von Radics
    ISBN10-13: 1944934898 : 9781944934897
    Sex work was once thought to be anathema to women's liberation. Now, to some, we represent the tenacity of women's struggles under patriarchy and capitalism—that is, at least, the white, straight, cis, able-bodied sex workers who don't engage in actual sex with clients. These are the workers who get the glossy media profiles and get touted as feminist icons. But the red umbrella is wide and covers so many: escorts, sugar babies, strippers, session wrestlers, cam performers, fetish models, DIY queer porn stars, and the full range of gender, race, and ability. Our work and our identities are as vast and variable as the spectrum of sexuality itself. We do the work. In the streets, in the clubs, in hotel rooms, and in play party dungeons. We make dreams come true so we can afford a place to sleep. We do business in a marketplace that politicians and police are constantly burning down for our "own safety and dignity." We have high heels and higher anxiety. This isn't a collection of sob stories of heartbroken whores. This is a testament of life at ground zero of sexual discourse, the songs of canaries in the coal mines of sex, gender, class, race, and disability. We may dance on the table, but we still demand our seat at it. Sex workers of the world unite. This is A Whore's Manifesto.
    Reviews:
    " A Whore's Manifesto brings aesthetic and experiential distinctiveness to themes around sex work as an occupation, an identity and a justice movement. This book evolves sex work authored literature as we know it." —Amber Rose, author of How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir
    " A Whore's Manifesto illuminates sex work—this most intimate and essential emotional labor—in all its contradictions, complexities, and conundrums." —Lola Davina, author of the "Thriving in Sex Work" series
    "An amazing collage of sex worker stories that speaks to the heart of the business. These stories expose the true grit, diversity, heart, and stone cold reality of what it means to be in the world's most notorious business." —Akynos, Web model, burlesque performer, and producer
    "Poet and activist Kassirer makes space for 'a network of cis women, transwomen, and non-binary queers who perform a stylized version of womanhood for the gratification of clients' to tell their stories via free verse, prose, and visual art, in a raw, emotional collection with the aesthetic of a basement poetry slam. Some pieces, like Peace's self-encouraging 'Late Nights and Lap Dances' and Jessica Barry's matter-of-fact 'The Day Shift,' speak directly about daily life as a sex worker. While some, like Mateo Lara's 'Ridden,' speak to caution or fear, at least as many speak of sex work as difficult but powerful, like Lux Aeterna's anthemic 'Gods & Monsters' and J. Mork's 'Margaretha,' a success story of stepping out of the 'straight job world' to find her calling as a dominatrix, a version of the theatrical work she craves that allows for her neurodiversity. Other entries explore identity more generally, such as Robin Gow's evocative religious fugues or the strange body horror of Gigi Genet's 'After Animorphs.' While much of the poetry can feel awkward, heavy-handed, or overly self-conscious, this collection succeeds as a vehicle for workers who have so much stigma placed upon them to define themselves on their own terms and to show readers what they can do." — Publishers Weekly
    Pages: 104  Size: 228.6x152.4mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - October   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Anthologies (non-poetry)
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 26
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    Title: A World in Us
    Sub-title: A Memoir of Open Marriage, Turbulent Love and Hard-Won Wisdom
    By (author): Louisa Leontiades Foreword by: Gracie X.
    ISBN10-13: 1944934219 : 9781944934217
    A guided tour of non-monogamy, A World in Us begins with Louisa and her husband Gilles, who love each other but whose marriage is going nowhere. They decide to explore polyamory, falling for another couple and trying to forge a life together as a quad. But they are challenged in ways they didn't expect, and their experimentation forces them to accept a new understanding of themselves and each other. This chronicle is followed by Louisa's letters to her younger self. Sometimes love and good intention isn't enough. Do you cut your losses and return to monogamy, or do you rise from the ashes? In this compilation of her previous works, The Husband Swap and Lessons in Love and Life to My Younger Self , Louisa offers candid insight into the polyamorous heart.
    Pages: 312  Size: 203.2x133.35mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - May   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Memoirs : Family & relationships
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    Title: 3 of: 26
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    Title: Ask
    Sub-title: Building Consent Culture
    By (author): Kitty Stryker Afterword by: Carol Queen Foreword by: Laurie Penny
    ISBN10-13: 1944934251 : 9781944934255
    Have you ever heard the phrase "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission?" Violating consent isn't limited to sexual relationships, and our discussions around consent shouldn't be, either. To resist rape culture, we need a consent culture—and one that is more than just reactionary. Left confined to intimate spaces, consent will atrophy as theory that is never put into practice. The multi-layered power disparities of today's world require a response sensitive to a wide range of lived experiences. In Ask , Kitty Stryker assembles a retinue of writers, journalists, and activists to examine how a cultural politic centered on consent can empower us outside the bedroom, whether it's at the doctor's office, interacting with law enforcement, or calling out financial abuse within radical communities. More than a collection of essays, Ask is a testimony and guide on the role that negated consent plays in our lives, examining how we can take those first steps to reclaim it from institutionalized power.
    Reviews:
    "Ask is a good and definitely past-due read extending the idea of consent beyond the 'yes means yes' framework, with pieces exploring, in various ways, what it means to create consent cultures in a world that is overwhelmingly coercive." —Reina Gattuso, feministing.com
    "Like you, I have good intentions. Like you, I know some things about consent. But I thought I knew a lot more. And if there's one successful barometer of a book like this, it's how many 'a-ha' moments it contains. If you're anything like me you will find a lot of them in this book--some enlightening and pleasurable, many more uncomfortable and several downright horrific, especially as you realise your own crimes and also how many times your own consent has been violated. But you've got to start somewhere and that somewhere is here." —Louisa Leontiades, thebodyisnotanapology.com
    "This is not a handbook, but a wonderful guide that suggests new ideas about social awareness and responsibility." —Claire Foster, Foreword Reviews
    "The collection will prove a useful addition to the toolkit for those who are working towards not just towards sexual equality, but equity in all areas of public life." —Sofia Kaufman, michigandaily.com
    "As Kitty Stryker, an anti-fascist activist, queer sex educator, and frequent writer on the topic of consent notes in the introduction to Ask , 'Most books I found about rape culture and consent were written by and for middle-class, white, cisgender women.' She was determined to bring together one that centered trans and non-binary writers of color. But the book is not only inclusive in its authorship, it's also expansive in it's coverage of the multiplicity of contexts in which consent is important—most of which are typically overlooked. The anthology, which was published by Thorntree Press in late October, includes 'Fatphobia and Consent: How Social Stigma Mitigates Fat Women's Autonomy' by Virgie Tovar, 'Giving Birth When Black' by Takeallah Rivera, 'The Kids Aren't All Right: Consent and Our Miranda Rights' by Navarre Overton, and 27 other essays that range in setting from sex parties to the service industry. At a time when every conversation seems to be about consent (or lack thereof, rather), it's a collection that actually adds to the discussion in crucial ways, and would prove enriching even to those who consider themselves pros at discussing sex, consent, and feminism." —Sarah Burke, broadly.vice.com
    " Foreword Review 's 2017 INDIES winner: honorable mention for women's studies." — www.forewordreviews.com
    Pages: 224  Size: 203.2x133.35mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - October   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Feminism & feminist theory : Family & health
    List Price: 14.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 26
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    Title: Ask Me About Polyamory
    Sub-title: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles
    By (author): Tikva Wolf Foreword by: Sophie Labelle
    ISBN10-13: 099646011X : 9780996460118
    A hilarious and touching comic about polyamory, queer, and genderqueer issues. If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you'll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues. Covering practical matters like time management and serious topics like discrimination, this book unites the best of two years of Kimchi Cuddles comics, organized into a practical and entertaining guide to the real world of alternative relationships. Kimchi Cuddles is a rare mix: fearlessly true to the lives of the people it depicts yet relatable enough to entertain and inform anyone (maybe even your parents). Dealing with both lighthearted and serious subject matter, it avoids clichés and easy answers, choosing instead to give examples of different schools of thought and show the humanity behind each one. Wolf's honesty and gift for clear explanation have made Kimchi Cuddles a hit with the most dedicated polyamorists as well as curious newcomers.
    Pages: 144  Size: 228.6x152.4mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - September   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Romance : Graphic novels : Gay & Lesbian studies : Dating, relationships, living together & marriage
    List Price: 23.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 26
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    Title: Black Iron
    Series: Impious Empires
    By (author): Franklin Veaux, Eve Rickert
    ISBN10-13: 1944934650 : 9781944934651
    It's 1855, but not as we know it. The schism between the One True French Catholic Church and the heretical Italian Catholic Church has stoked three centuries of conflict, imploding the dream of European ascendancy. Thousands flee the Spanish Inquisition for havens in Germany, France, Britain and the colonies of the New World. The face and character of London has been indelibly altered by generations of refugees. Tasked with keeping order and preserving the ecumenical vision of the Holy French Catholic Church in the face of throngs clamoring for traditional British values, the London police find themselves in an awkward position. And nobody is quite sure how to deal with the technological innovation of animates: mindless laborers crafted from the body parts of the dead. A murderous plot with far-reaching implications casts a city torn between renaissance and tyranny as the unwitting catalyst for unspeakable global calamity. The fate of this world lies, as it often does, in the hands of a motley and disparate crew brought together by inglorious serendipity. Ironworks and iron fists will take London, and the Old World with it, to the cutting edge of a treacherous new century.
    Reviews:
    "The enthusiasm is infectious, and readers will quickly find themselves becoming caught up in the characters, the intrigue, and the slightly altered customs of this well-plotted mystery. A satisfying alternate-history work that doesn't skimp on adventure." — Kirkus Reviews
    "The humour is there in so many ways, especially the dialogue. This is my new favorite book." —Jennie Rosenblum, Hazel
    "Veaux and Rickert build their setting seamlessly through the action, with a tone that creates a bold and very British aesthetic... This is a delightful and promising steampunk adventure." — Publishers Weekly
    Pages: 336  Size: 228.6x152.4mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - October   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) : Fantasy
    List Price: 19.00 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 26
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    Title: Claiming the B in LGBT
    Sub-title: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative
    Edited by: Kaye McLelland, Marcus Morgan, Kate Harrad Foreword by: H. Sharif Williams Contributions by: Jacq Applebee, Meg-John Barker, Elizabeth Baxter-Williams, Jamie Q Collins, Grant Denkinson Edited by: Symon Hill, Juliet Kemp, Fred Langridge
    ISBN10-13: 194493460X : 9781944934606
    Even as the broader LGBT community enjoys political and societal advances in North America, the bisexual community still today contends with decades of misinformation stereotyping them as innately indecisive, self-loathing, and untrustworthy. Claiming the B in LGBT strives to give bisexuals a seat at the table. This guidebook to the history and future of the bisexual movement fuses a chronology of bisexual organizing with essays, poems, and articles detailing the lived experiences of bisexual activities struggling against a dominant culture driven by norms of monosexual attraction, compulsory monogamy, and inflexible notions of gender expression and identity. Kate Harrad's anthology of a thriving identity yearning to realize itself provides a vision of bisexuality that is beyond gay and straight, rather than left to merely occupy the space between.
    Kate Harrad is a published fiction and non-fiction writer. She has over a decade of experience working in business editorial/writing positions, and has written for the Guardian, The F-Word and the Huffington Post. She is also a longtime bi activist and has co-organised numerous UK bisexuality events.
    Reviews:
    "A unique and extraordinary anthology of a thriving identity yearning to realize itself provides a vision of bisexuality that is beyond gay and straight, rather than left to merely occupy the space between." —James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
    " Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative shines as an inclusive, landmark text voicing the beauty, the struggle, the diversity of being bisexual. It should definitely be included on every LGBTQ+ bookshelf." —Bri Kerschner, Bi Women Quarterly
    Pages: 344  Size: 228.6x152.4mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - October   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Dating, relationships, living together & marriage : Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest
    List Price: 23.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 26
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    Title: Disrupting the Bystander
    Sub-title: When #metoo Happens Among Friends
    Series: Thorntree Fundamentals Series
    By (author): A.V. Flox Foreword by: Feminista Jones
    ISBN10-13: 1944934561 : 9781944934569
    We were not prepared for #metoo when it blew up Twitter in October 2017. In many ways, we still aren't. What do we do when we learn a friend has been harmed? And what does it mean to be a good friend when someone we love caused the harm? We live in a society that confines survivors to silence. Our only avenues to address harm do little to prevent its recurrence. Trapped within a binary of silence or punishment, it's no wonder so many of us remain paralysed even as the disclosures continue. Punishment requires both certainty and authority, which most bystanders lack. But once the silence has been broken, we can't return to it. Few of us are strangers to the nagging feeling that arises within that paralysis. We intuit -- correctly -- that we have some kind of responsibility when harm happens in our communities, but what is it? And if we have responsibility, do we have rights? Combining behavioral neuroscience and insights from those on the frontlines of harm intervention, this book helps us to break out of paralysis so that we can best support those we love -- whether they were hurt or hurt someone else.
    Reviews:
    "An essential handbook for supporting those who have been harmed, while also caring for yourself. If you've ever felt helpless in the face of someone else's discomfort or pain, this book will teach you how to show up and stand up." —Laszlo Bock, CEO of Humu and author of Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead
    "A must-read for anyone interested in repairing harm in their communities. Using a combination of personal narrative and research, A.V. Flox provides a map for helping others to heal while continuing to hold abusive individuals accountable. We all know people who people who have been harmed and people who have harmed. This is why everyone should read this book." —Kelly Sundberg, author of Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival
    "A.V. Flox effectively and empathically interweaves personal experiences with a deep intuitive understanding of how the nervous system adaptively shifts bodily states to support survival in the short term, while simultaneously disrupting our health and our ability to connect, co-regulate with loved ones, and compassionately witness another's trauma." —Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist and Founding Director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina
    "I'm both thrilled and relieved that A.V. Flox's important work is now unleashed upon the world. Our communities need better guidelines for reducing harm, ones that are informed by neuroscience and the mechanics of trauma, and I can't think of a more meticulous and conscientious author to handle the task." —Arden Leigh, creator of The Re-Patterning Project and frontwoman of Arden and the Wolves
    "A book filled with practical, concrete wisdom—even for those of us who have to work at understanding humans—to operate a community of support and accountability in situations where we often find ourselves at a loss." —Lea Kissner, Chief Privacy Officer, Humu
    "An urgent and hopeful guide to helping survivors feel safe and find justice that transforms rather than punishes. Whether you're a friend of a survivor or someone who has done harm, you'll find answers here to the impossible question posed by #metoo: What do we do with these perpetrators now?" —Ella Dawson, sex and culture writer
    "The emotional wisdom and depth of research in this book is incredible. Anyone supporting someone through trauma needs this book." —Aleatha Parker-Wood, machine learning and privacy researcher
    "This is a valuable and unique book, combining deep sensitivity and empathy with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to the best ways to handle some incredibly difficult situations." —Sean Carroll, author of Something Deeply Hidden Marketing Budget
    "A brilliant and accessible guide that gives readers a toolkit for converting themselves and friends from bystanders to activists in the #metoo era. This timely book provides rationale, resources, and starting points aimed towards restoration and transformation for even those with the most complex of traumas." —Chrissy Holman, President of Open Love NY and Communications Lead, APA Division 44 CNM Task Force
    Pages: 252  Size: 205x135mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - October   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Violence in society : Sexual abuse & harassment
    List Price: 14.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 26
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    Title: It’s Ok, Feelings, I Got You
    Sub-title: Therapeutic Comic Drawing
    By (author): Tikva Wolf
    ISBN10-13: 1944934715 : 9781944934712
    Tikva Wolf is interested in the power comics have to change minds and even lives. Known primarily for her webcomic Kimchi Cuddles , which shines a light on the joys and frustrations of polyamory, Tikva also uses comics as a process for healing and growth. It's OK, Feelings, I Got You explores another facet of comics—one aimed at engagement rather than escapism. Adapted from Tikva's Therapeutic Comic Drawing class, the book provides readers with a guide for making comics as a means of presently engaging their experiences and moving forward conscientiously. By noticing actual experience, rather than suppressing or reframing it, participants are able to better grasp the options available to them and make the best choice that does the most with what they have. This isn't a book about using our trauma to make masterpieces, but a book about using art to pick up the pieces.
    Reviews:
    "If you are looking for a new way to manage some intense or uncomfortable emotions, communicate with partners, or an inexpensive gift that people probably don't have but really need, I strongly encourage you to check out this awesome book!" —Elisabeth Sheff, https://elisabethsheff.com
    Pages: 64  Size: 177.8x127mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - September   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Comic book & cartoon art : Popular psychology
    List Price: 9.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 26
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    Title: It's Called "Polyamory"
    Sub-title: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships
    By (author): Tamara Pincus, Rebecca Hiles
    ISBN10-13: 1944934421 : 9781944934422
    Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum. By fusing personal experience and community research, they break down the various incarnations of polyamorous relationship structures, polyamory's intersections with race and gender, and the seemingly esoteric jargon of the lifestyle.Topics include everything from how to explain what a "unicorn hunter" is to answering questions like, "Can poly people raise children?" and "Can they live normal, healthy lives?" Such conversations are eloquently explained and the real dangers of being out as poly in a monogamy-centered society are laid bare.
    Pages: 208  Size: 203.2x133.35mm 
    PublishedThorntree Press - October   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Family & relationships
    List Price: 14.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock, more expected soon
    Title: 10 of: 26

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