Narratives  

An annotated Rebecca Skloot story

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The Henrietta Lacks author discusses a story she wrote in 2004 about a neighbor's pack of vicious dogs in midtown Manhattan and the city's refusal to intervene even after multiple attacks. She talks about finding stories in "moments that make me stop and go, Wait … what?! … The first and most meaningful example was when I was 16 and I said to my biology teacher, Wait, what do you mean there are cells that are still alive decades after the woman they came from died?"