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Me? What am I? Nothing. The legs on which dinner comes to the table, the arms by which cocktails enter the living room, the hands that drive cars. I am the eyes that see nothing, the ears that don't hear. I'm invisible too. They look and don't see me. When they move, I have to guess their direction and get myself out of the way.

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Shirley Ann Grau (b. July 8, 1929) is an award-winning American novelist and short story writer. Born in New Orleans, her work is set in the Deep South. She spent much of her childhood in rural Alabama with her mother. She graduated in 1950 from Newcomb College of Tulane University. Her 1964 saga, The Keepers of the House was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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