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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 11500  J    SOCIOLOGICAL 1439 64 47 167 120 1041
2 11501  N    CASHIER 1337 148 588 213 297 91
3 11502  N    FLAIR 1317 74 173 553 444 73
4 11503  N    HANDCUFF 1320 351 548 167 227 27
5 11504  J    BLOATED 1328 135 469 318 304 102
6 11505  I    PERTAINING 1410 102 68 106 99 1035
7 11506  J    PRICEY 1420 114 117 712 460 17
8 11507  N    GLOSS 1379 93 241 659 126 260
9 11508  N    ESPIONAGE 1362 521 128 265 246 202
10 11509  N    HEADSET 1457 66 617 523 193 58
 

her personal as well as her professional life, more so than any of the so-called experts -- lovers, life-long friends, long-grown children -- who have since come out of the woodwork to explain her disappearance. This was inevitable, because Laney's personal life was her public life. She combined the two a decade ago when she launched the lawsuit that caused her name to become a household word. At that time, she revealed the story of her sexual abuse at the hands of her father, well-known and respected as the founder and C.E.O. of Bruce Oil, the international consortium that not only financed Laney's Foundation for the Reinterpretation of Native Cultures, now defunct, but indirectly paid my not-inconsiderable wages. I did not, of course, buy her clothes, as one of her daughters recently claimed on national television; such a task would have been inappropriate. I did set up all her personal as well as professional appointments, paid

 
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[FICTION] Southwest Review (1996)
 

 

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