The Art of Not Existing

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Berdan, Amanda
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2013-12-12T21:16:36Z
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Short story
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Young Adult , Eating Disorders
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The "Art of Not Existing" is a short story that follows the story of Conner, a senior in high school, who has been battling an eating disorder since his freshman year. After falling and coming close to death at a track meet, the story follows him through inpatient treatment and later to outpatient treatment. The reader sees his mental struggle with anorexia and Conner's will- power to fight it, or if in the end he lets the disease consume him.
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