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Chapter One is available online for the following selection of literary works written by Dr. Politis

"Yakutia" and "Of Lions and Lambs" can be found on Amazon, at Of Lions and Lambs and Yakutia. For alternative arrangements for the first chapter and full reads, please contact the author at mjpolitis@yahoo.com or download Yakutia here and Of Lions and Lambs here

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Mona

Mona Kelosevik is a brilliant and dedicated neurosurgeon/neuroscientist who was viciously ridiculed out of pursuing a Calling as a painter and writer by the 'cool kids' in High School. Those cool kids, now big time self-serving, backstabbing Hollywood celebs, are now making a movie in her hospital, Mona being hired as a technical consultant. Working with her as a technical consultant, and head of security, is Sean Vogel, conscience-driven Cop who was once one of the 'cool to be cruel' in crowd at Mona's High School. A rash of accidents and unexplained life-threatening medical diseases afflicts the people making the movie, very much including the Celebs who were once Sean and Mona's classmates. There is no shortage of culprits behind the multiple 'epidemics'. The key to finding the 'who' behind it is to figure out the 'why' of it all, which involve secrets between Mona and Sean that finally must be revealed, and dealt with.

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Golden Gore

1875 Interior British Columbia, Canada. A wildnerness in which a lucky man can strike it rich in the Gold Fields, but has to be even luckier to make it back home with the gold, his life and his scalp. At least 50 prospectors are missing, along with countless young women who routinely entertain such men. In the middle of it is Jack Calvin, luckless, self-sabatoging 20-something Half-Breed prospector who routinely hears voices in his head and, on worse days, sees ghosts. Being as naïve about people as he is lucky with a gold pan, Jack winds up being blamed then framed for the disappearances by his mining partner, presumably by working with Bush Indians who are still on the warpath. Hiding from the world while learning about it, Jack gets hired on to work at a Stagecoach Station under the care and supervison of Agnes McFee, ugly, Bible-thumping, and secretly horny 50 going on 80 Scottish woman, as well as ‘Lady Agnes’, who runs the place with her pussy whipped husband and mentally-retarded brother in law. By a series of ‘accidents’, Jack winds up meeting Lizzy, 20-something fast talking, tall-tale telling hooker who claims to have worked with every famous outlaw in the American West. Jack is enamoured by Lizzy, and wants to have a life with her. But before doing so, he has to not only pull himself out of poverty, but get to the bottom of who really is behind the mass killings and kidnappings that is making gold-mining in British Columbia far more dangerous than anything Mother Nature ever made possible.

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Of Lions and Lionesses

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Transgender (male to female) First Nations biologist/professor (Leona) is called back home to the Rez when her brother is murdered after working for Casino there that is under very White management, being used as front for international sex-slave/human trafficking operation, run by charismatic and powerful Russian mobster who was Leona's best bud/mentor when she was Leon, male Special Ops officer and well-paid mercenary.

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Gustav

Gustav, a dashing 20-something fashionably-libertarian dude in 1848 Hamburg is about to enter a privileged life as a brilliant physician-scientist. But his life path takes an unexpected left turn when he is summoned to meet an elderly mental patient, ‘Maria 5’, who claims to be his mother, informing him that he is non other than the son of Ludwig von Beethoven. The clearly non-musical Gustav takes it in stride until he finds himself caught up with, then in the middle of, the Freedom and Enlightenment Revolutions of 1848 sweeping across the continent, then in the crosshairs of a diabolical and sadistic anti-Revolutionary tyrannt in charge of the Oppressor’s Armies. The battle between good vs. evil, democratic socialism vs imperialist capitalism, and idealistic fantasy vs. hard reality takes place against the backdrop of the turbulent political revolutions in Europe and then the wide expanses of the Texas prairies, the fate of Civilization on both sides of the Atlantic in the balance.

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The Gods' Honest Greek Truth

The ETs posing as Greek gods have to come to terms with the world they created down below (as well as themselves) Mt. Olympus when Athens and Sparta are about to go to war with each other, in part fueled by their rival ET ‘gods’ from their enemy planet, the Greek gods having to work with, for and under the ‘mortals’ they created for their own survival.

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Jesus' Pagans

Multi-character epic set in the hinderlands of Northern Europe as those still connected to the old, decentralized Pagan ways struggle with the encroaching Christian world led by people who Jesus would hardly approve of. At stake is a mountain formerly occupied by ‘the gods’ which is loaded with gold, a new ‘super-weapon’ (gunpowder) which can make anyone rich as well as powerful, and the ever-expanding mind of a young girl (Lydia) who was once a kind, trusting and abused village idiot who is becoming a super-genius, with the help of an aging former Wizard/Inventor now posing as the new Christian King’s Abbott. Lydia finds herself unwillingly appointed the new Philosopher Queen of a People’s Revolt against the Papally-supported, recently baptized King, who was once a beloved, yet brutal, Pagan Chieftain.

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Yakutia

Idealistic young Russian Engineering Officer (Alexi) gets sent to Siberia in 1840s for what he thinks is a promotion, but he is actually being exiled by everyone he trusted, including his one true love. After realizing such, Alexi is determined to build a Utopian paradise in a harsh wilderness inhabited by rebellious Natives, deceitful Russian soldiers and the discovery of gold that corrupts everyone who goes after it.

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Colors of Revolution

Three slaves on a Carolina Plantation in 1776 run by a benevolent, highly-educated, paternalistic Master wind up on different sides of the American Revolution through a series of accidents, opportunities and wrongs done to people they care about most, seeking above all something they never had and do not yet understand---freedom.

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Hessians

Two dirt-poor, freedom-seeking brothers in Germany sign on to fight for King George in America putting down freedom-fighters there as Hessian mercenaries, taking with them their ‘owner’s’ high-born woman who they both love (in different ways), then winding up on different sides of the American Revolution, finding that freedom, love and power come with high prices and responsibilities.

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Mechanos

Village idiot in Ancient Greece taken on by a Teslian-like inventor who seeks to empower the common man but who also made deals with the Priests who control the commoners that he is trying to reverse, hoping that he can educate the village idiot to be his co-worker effectively enough, and before the Priests gain so much control that they will destroy everything.

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999AD

Atheistic Jewish Scientist-Writer hiding out as monk in Christian Monastery in last days of 999AD after abandoning his Jewish betherin from massacre to save his own ass has to rethink his theology when colorfully-dysfunctional villagers in his new home go missing then dead, victim of the ‘devil’ in wake of the Second Coming, or perhaps a more human cause, the manifestations of the Apocalypse resembling the images in his heretical books and literary imagination.

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Communal Confessions

Veteran NY Detective (Boris) whose father was vicious KGB mobster and brilliant junior-level female Canadian Coroner (Seana) who is still more connected to life than death to find out who is behind bizzare and ignored (by NYPD bosses) killings of Italian and Russian mobsters in the Big Crab Apple which will take out even more innocent bystanders if not stopped.

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The Telenkovian Experimentorm

Village of starving colorfully-dysfunctional Ukrainians in 1931 turn tables on their Red Army captors by killing then eating the most evil of them first in morally-designed plan that escalated and works for everyone (including the Red Army itself) but then goes wrong, resulting in an epidemic of Mad Cow disease that re-surfaces in modern day to threaten survival of Russia, Ukraine and the world.

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Professor Jack (P

Old coot hiding out in the contemporary New Mexican desert claims to be John F. Kennedy, kidnapped and given facial reconstructive surgery by the Mob and Illuminati after a double was assassinated in 1963, recruits cynical, on-run-from-the-law, street kid, pulling him into dangerous plan to destroy his former captors and regain power for political comeback of the century.

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Heart of the Healer Part I - Ghosts of Patients Past

Physician-researcher on his first vacation in 20 years and his last month on earth, writes memoirs about people/patients who made him the healer he is today, and is then visited by special individuals from the land of the living and the dead, his worsening condition blurring the distinction between the two, being watched all along by parties who have his worst interest at heart.

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Henry and the Wolf Doctor - Part 1 (P

Intensely-independent young First Nations woman fresh out of vet school with abusive/tortured past, scientifically brilliant and re-connected to her cultural roots is trapped into working with pathologically-paternalistic old redneck sawbones veterinarian with mysterious past, political/cultural mismatch taking place in backwater Western Canadian town filled colorfully-dysfunctional rugged individualists. Serio-comedic with intelligence, heart, edge and humor. MOW/potential series pilot.

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Henry and the Wolf Doctor - Part 2(P

Battle of wits and wills between Corporate veterinary villain Tom Wilson and rebel animal docs Roberta and Henry continues, with the stakes even higher, and more personal.

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Revolutionary Blues (P

American expatriate Revolutionary who inadvertently made deal with the devil for super-powers to do good is hunted down after leaving his former boss/mentor in battle of wits and wills in both the real world and spirit realm (dream world, huya aniya) that starts in the trenches of WWI and ends in the mystical Bacetette Mountains of Mexico, integrated with and affecting outcome of the Yaqui Indian revolt in 1926.

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Babylonian Retribution

Down-to-earth, established, emotionally-restrained journalist on honeymoon with his hot, fun-loving wife in Middle East is awakened to a past lifetime, made clairvoyant then mad by ghosts from buried Ancient civilization of tortured/massacred scholars who lead him back ‘home’ through harsh terrain and hostile armies, but not for the ‘welcome back home’ he expects.

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War Whore

Free-spirited female American Socialist/Scientist framed for murder by up-and-coming G-man in 1933 gets released from prison in 1939, sent to spy on Germany and Russia during days of non-Aggression, then given special assignment of getting into Hitler’s bedroom, and head, but winds up pregnant with Adolph’s kid, then stranded on Russian Front with Red Army and the Nazis both her and the child, she decides to raise without ANYone’s interference, protected by an illusive female Russian Major with whom she experiences something never experienced with anyone else---love.

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Promethian FireDF format)

Revolutionary American expatriate hippie-classical music conductor/composer (Alan) is reunited with his ex-hippie, now ultra-conservative and re-married lover (Jennifer) in 1967 Greece just as the American-supported Fascist Junta takes over the country and is jailed, Jennifer dedicating herself to freeing him, and all political prisoners, as her own soul is awakened to Universal Enlightenment.

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Raising Ceaser

Nazi neurosurgeon/scientist trying to make right what has gone wrong turns Jewish imbecile prisoner into genius, with plans for said genius to write and direct film which will turn the German public into opening its eyes to what Hitler has become, the screenplay involving Adolf himself playing a leading part.

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Grass Wars

Local dispute over the right to grow grass on your own lawn as high as you want to escalates into winner-take-all between rugged individualists and hard-core administrators, digging up family dirt and town secrets which have to date been sleeping very comfortably underground and crimes perpetrated by ‘solid citizens’ which are far more serious than not maintaining neighborhood botanical beauty.

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Wagon Wheeled)

Series of mysterious deaths occur in Post-Civil War when wagon train of Union supporting sodbusters led by ex-Black Slave and ex-Confederate cattle drovers combine forces to pass through hostile territory, the culprits NOT being hostile Indians, a ten year old White girl (Ward of ex-Black slave) being key player in figuring out who done it, and why.

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All About Him by Her
E=MC to the Infinity
Heart of the Healer Part II - The Truth about Lying

Male scientist awakened to clairvoyant abilities infltrates biomedical think tank as a female reporter, investigating the real causes for epidemic of brain cancers on isolated, mystical and belligerent Reservation of Apache Indians currently blamed for new kind of illegal peyote, guided to the real story (and cure) by ghosts of the dead as well as colleagues and lovers resurfacing from his own real past.

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Every Martian Needs A Bunny

Michelle is a 42 years-vibrant pianist cursed and blessed with the ability to channel the music of the Old Masters in ways that they could never do themselves, with a special relationship to Onkle Ludwig (von Beethoven). Her hyper-intelligent mind moves light years faster than anyone around her and her heart is far more open, but she is stranded in flatland (and flat-souled) Brandon, Manitoba. Stuck in a life where she is horrible at making ANY money BECAUSE of her unique, immense talent, anyway. Married to an abusive established 'christian' husband who doesn't respect her mind or heart. Stalked by a lifeless geek 'protective big brother' who is jealous of her vitality. And responsible (by her own choice) for taking care of an ailing life-embittered father who takes out all of his frustrations on her. The only living being in the 'real' world who really appreciates Michelle's Creative Mind, and heart, is 'Bunny', a rabbit that comes to her window when she plays her piano. And, perhaps, an ex-boyfriend who she reconnects to by a series of 'accidents' which could lead her into a Life of Liberation, or an even darker abyss.

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Inversion: The Relativity of Wealth

Countries are defined by borders, currency and, by themselves anyway, constitutions. Those documents over the ages have been written on paper, stone, papyrus and, in the case of very small countries, the hearts and minds of the citizens. Such was the Country of Hartunia, a once sprawling 18th Century Carrebean island of several hundred runaway slaves, as many free-capitalist pirates and a handful of displaced English Lords who negotiated sales of good with the mainland. In the 19th Century, the spirit of Revolution drove the Hartunians away from the island, but a few returned. Those that did hosted Confederate sugar planters who knew as much about planting crops as they did about how to whip the Yankees into surrendering to the Stars and Bars. After the crops failed, the rains came, then the winds, then a hurricane that established Mama Nature as the real boss of Hartunia.

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No Place Like Home, Sort Of

A more-heart-than-brains (but mechanically-talented) 18 year old farm kid from an isolated region of Alberta (Reed Johnson) who yearns for something more gets shipped to the big city after an unexpected leg injury, integrating with the best and worse elements in the populated world. He then has to find his way home and help those in need he meets in the city after being framed for a murder he did not commit while not endangering his beloved and severely-economically-challenged family back home.

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looney Lois

Three mismatched, unassuming millennials from an Interior British Columbia community (an introverted 'patsy for anyone' stoner, an 'everything comes to easy' First Nations pop music starlette, and an immigrant Russian filmmaker running from his sorted past back in the Old Country) are recruited into carrying on the Work of a crazy yet Visionary Mountain Woman hermit after she is declared deceased, transforming the trio into enlightened, marginalized and endangered souls long before their time, with 'rewards' they find out only after it is too late

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AND AFTER ELECTING THE ANTI-CHRIST...

The International Committee of Three who are the seat of REAL power in the world decide that democracy has turned into a lazy, ineffective and dispassionate process, so they decide to challenge its existence to strengthen the 'morals' who say they value it. In an unnamed country that claims to be the most powerful in the world, the Committee orchestrates the National Election such that Paul Devon, a Reality TV show celeb and competition-loving billionaire becomes Chancellor. But when it comes time for the Committee to have 'the talk' with Devon, he turns the military against the Committee and rules the country in ways no one expected. Morality, freedom, reason and compassion take a back seat to Devon's emotional whims and the underhanded dealings of the underlings he hires. The country is plunged into a winner take all Civil War, as seen through a colorfully-dysfunctional ranching family who become key players on both sides of a struggle to save their country and, if possible, still maintain caring connections with their loved ones. Essential brain and soul food to anyone who has strong feelings about the 2016 American Presidential Elections, how it happened, what it means and what to do about/with it.

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Rightwasched

Gone are the days when New York City is called The Big Crab Apple, thanks to the new Midwestern, Family Values Mayor, John White, who has cleaned out ever bit of grunge, and nearly all the spice, from of the Metropolis. But a new kind of epidemic has emerged within the new Happy Harmony---Suicides and mysterious disappearances of the most influential celebs and politicos in the City, that never reach the press. Stumbling on to the cases by a series of ominous coincidences is veteran NYPD Detective and burnt-out-before-his time Larry David-like cynic Yannis Dabaris. Solidly with Yannis, or perhaps against him, is his two-months-away-from-forced-retirement partner of ten years, Isaac Rastovic, defiant to a fault Serbian immigrant dedicated to his job, as well as to Old World justice. Enter into the mix, newby Detective Anna Tomaselli, Yannis' protegee and love interest, with secrets of her own that make the search for what and who is responsible for the rash of suicides attempted and committed by those most dedicated to the service of Life, big L, even more complicated, and dangerous, for Yannis, his estranged family, and the gone-to-the-crapper city he still gives a crap about.

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Normina Falls

Normina Falls, a once Utopian democratic Socialist Old West trading post and multicultural Paradise, is on its way to becoming the money making industrial capital of a territory about to become a state. Championing the old ways is Professor Jack, idealist Harvard Revolutionary turned asocial Mountain Man. Leading the struggle to make the town an example of the free market capitalist dream is Horatio Wilson, Industrialist and Preacher. In the middle of it all: Jack's ex-lover, friend and comrade, Olivia, under-appreciated Philadelphia bred artist/entertainer who can't go home until she makes something of herself out West. Looney Lois, universally-ridiculed destructively-kind 17 year old village idiot who is brilliant as a violinist, possessing the potential to become a genius with the right teacher, and protector. The ghost of an Old Indian Chief killed in one of Jack's previous Revolutions that backfired on the Redskinned brethren he tried to bring into his ideal Paradise. Albert Dickenson, academic colleague of Jack's and fellow Revolutionary who rejoins his old friend out West, inspiring a potentially effective Revolution for the People, while he is haunted by ghosts of his own from his past. An interactive novel told in the third person through the eyes, ears, noses, fingers, and minds of all the players in a winner take all ideological conflict of wits, wills and very personal agendas, testing loyalties and values at every step of the way.

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BiDirectional

Carla and Karen Steiner are identical twins born to pathologically Norman Rockwell normal parents in the flatland town of Hillside, Saskatchewan, Canada, where they brought up and expected to have identical lives as adults. But things change when their ill parents die in a car accident on a balmy minus 30 degree afternoon, leaving to each of them a substantial 'buy whatever kind of life you want to build for yourself' inheritance. Karen decides to do the responsible thing, putting aside her talent and love for making music to attempt a go at medical school so she can find cures for the diseases that afflicted her parents, even though she has absolutely no fascination or interest in biology or medicine. Carla decides to do the Alive thing, pursuing a career as a multigenre artist to serve, despite the fact that she has less talent in the arts a her sister and knows nothing about how cut-throat the Artistic world is. The story about how their lives evolve, devolve and become redefined is told to an underachieving, cynical nurse at a psych facility by an eccentric Doc with deep, dark and powerful secrets of his own.

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Revolutionary Princes, Paupers and Pretenders

1773 brought to Russia the biggest, most deadly, most tragic and most controversial People's Revolution in the history of the Empire. At the center of it was Yemelyan Pugachev, a charismatic, deceptive, dedicated, deluded, effective and often cruel Cossack who challenged the oppressive Catherine the Great and the wealthy Aristocrats who kept most of the population hungry and subservient. Behind the scenes however are many others. A one time close friend to Yemelyan, Stefan is a humble, intelligent and kind Cossack who unwillingly finds himself being a central cog in the Revolutionary machinery that gets out of hand very quickly. Over-read, hyper-intelligent but pathetically life-inexperienced 23 year old Countessa Sventlana is beautiful hot-headed Revolutionary who is prepared to dedicate her life and her very creative literary pen to the Cause. Father Basili, a people-serving Pacifist belonging to the Old Believer sect, which is outlawed by Catherine, finds himself adminstering to the needs of peasants who rise up against their masters, but still sees God rather than guns as the means to saving his parishioners. Mustafa, an old, learned and dedicated Islamic 'godfather' to his fellow Tatars, joins the Christian rebels, knowing fully well that some of them consider Allah as much of a manifestation of evil as Czarina Katherine. On the other side of the War that allows NO one to remain neutral is Imperial Army Major Alexi Stralnikov, a scholarly, highly decorated and compassionate Aristocrat who does not agree with Catherine's oppressive policies, but fears the uneducated peaseantry rebels will turn into a mob if given power too soon, turning his beloved Russia into an oppressive and bloody Police State far worse than any Czar has instituted. Assisting, and mentoring, the middle-aged Alexi is Michael Kosinko, an old, wise and crafty Seargent who has seen, and survived, more war than most anyone on either side of the conflict. As the revolt turns into a Revolution, the participants on both sides question their motives, as well as their loyalties, each becoming what they never bargained for.

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Weather or Not

Forest fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards reek unprecidented havoc on places that can least afford to endure them, economically and otherwise, but this time Mother Nature nor a Creator angry with creation behind it. George Corman, expatriate NYC Cop who immigrated to the wilds of Interior British Columbia, suspects that it could all be man-made. His hunches lead him to a Millenial genius misfit humanitarian/artist (Tristan) who has the ability to build Tesla weather making machines, and more in his mobile lab cabin in the woods. Each of Tristan's attempts to do good with his machinery and altruistic art leads to someone using them for destructive purposes. Someone he is either protecting, or doesn't know. George calls in his hot shot, 'been everywhere, done everything' lawyer father (Yannis) from the Big Crab Apple, threatening to reveal Yannis' dirty laundry to the authorities if he doesn't. Enter Sophia Garcia, brilliant and beautiful undocumented immigrant on her way to becoming the top Meteriologist on the air in Canada, who has developed a unifying theory about climate which will enable anyone to deliver any climate anywhere at will. Wendy, George's girlfriend, who wants and deserves to be more, is swept into a mix that turns families inside out, leaving no dark secret uncovered in which innocence and guilt become as clouded as a blue sky turned black by climatic disasters that have to be stopped before it is too late for everyone.

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MJ Politis, Ph.D., D.V.M., H.B.A.R.P. (human being, aspiring Rennaisance person)

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