The smell of fresh paint barely overlaid a fainter, more pungent odor, the accumulated fear and loneliness and terrified excitement of those who had lived here before me.
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Source Notes: "Learning to Eat" (1992), in The Penguin Book of Food and Drink, ed. Paul Levy (1996). Thorne describes moving into his first New York City apartment, where the former tenant has left all her possessions.
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