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Originally published in The New Yorker, Killings contains stories of sudden deaths. These portraits focus on the abrupt exposure of lives in a compassionate and thoughtful manner.

In the 1950s, a poor southern African American woman’s cells were bought and sold without her consent leading to numerous scientific discoveries. Soon to be a film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks follows the journey of her and her family members and reveals the lasting consequences today.

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