By Katherine Holmes
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Winner of Prize Americana, interest Killed the Sphinx and different tales is a suite of brief fiction exploring the complexities of existence. Laying the profound beside the mundane, writer Katherine L. Holmes creates wealthy and intricate characters who look for id, which means, and goal inside a global usually harmful and occasionally even merciless.
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Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories by Katherine Holmes