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May 17 2007 2:05 PM

Recovering the Disappeared

How do you memorialize people who vanish?

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Meghan O'Rourke is Slate's culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at The New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother's death, is now out in paperback.

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