Day's End by Garry Disher


ISBN
9781922458827
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
400
Dimensions
154 x 233mm

Day's End is the next in the Australian rural crime series by critically acclaimed author Garry Disher, featuring beloved local copper Hirsch

Hirsch's rural beat is wide. Daybreak to day's end, dirt roads and dust. Every problem that besets small towns and isolated properties, from unlicensed driving to arson. In the time of the virus, Hirsch is seeing stresses heightened and social divisions cracking wide open. His own tolerance under strain; people getting close to the edge.

Today he's driving an international visitor around- Janne Van Sant, whose backpacker son went missing while the borders were closed. They're checking out his last photo site, his last employer. A feeling that the stories don't quite add up.

Then a call comes in- a roadside fire. Nothing much-a suitcase soaked in diesel and set alight-but two noteworthy facts emerge. Janne knows more than Hirsch about forensic evidence. And the body in the suitcase is not her son's.
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Day's End is the next in the Australian rural crime series by critically acclaimed author Garry Disher, featuring beloved local copper Hirsch

Hirsch's rural beat is wide. Daybreak to day's end, dirt roads and dust. Every problem that besets small towns and isolated properties, from unlicensed driving to arson. In the time of the virus, Hirsch is seeing stresses heightened and social divisions cracking wide open. His own tolerance under strain; people getting close to the edge.

Today he's driving an international visitor around- Janne Van Sant, whose backpacker son went missing while the borders were closed. They're checking out his last photo site, his last employer. A feeling that the stories don't quite add up.

Then a call comes in- a roadside fire. Nothing much-a suitcase soaked in diesel and set alight-but two noteworthy facts emerge. Janne knows more than Hirsch about forensic evidence. And the body in the suitcase is not her son's.
ISBN:
9781922458827
Publication Date:
01 / 11 / 2022
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
154 x 233mm
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As someone who does not read a lot of crime, I was surprised by how much this book reeled me in. It follows Paul Hirsch on his rural beat as he deals with cases ranging from online fraud to murder, in the midst of growing extremism in his local area. There were a few storylines and characters that I had deemed unimportant, but I was proven to be very wrong; the way all of Hirsch's cases are woven together is seamless and impressive, leading to a hugely satisfying conclusion. Hirsch himself was someone I was happy to follow on his long days on the job, as I found him to be an admirable and calming presence in the face of increasingly unbalanced and brutal people. Disher writes with a slow burning intensity that had me needing to know what would happen next and delivers empathetic insight into the lives of the more vulnerable members of our society, which I was not expecting from a crime fiction book. Day's end was a fantastic book that I struggled to put down. - Lucy (QBD)
, 04/11/2022
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Keeping the Australian crime fiction flame alive, Garry Disher returns with a scorching read. Outback, intrigue, the pandemic, and a missing backpacker all blend together for Austrlian crime at its finest. Reminiscent of The Australian's true crime podcast The Lighthouse investigating the missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez, crime buffs will be thrilled. - Zara (QBD)
, 02/11/2022
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Award winning Author Garry Disher delivers another uniquely Australian thriller which does not disappoint - for fans of Jane Harper, Candice Fox or Chris Hammer. Set in a small rural town in South Australia, Senior Constable Paul Hirschhausen is the only policeman in town when a body in a suitcase turns up – and it's not who he expects it to be. An Excellent contribution to Australian literature. - Tricia (QBD)
, 02/11/2022
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Paul 'Hirsch' is a policeman in a small country town in South Australia. He works and lives in the same building so he is ALWAYS on call. In 'Day's End', he is investigating several serious events including a body which had been stuffed in a suitcase and set alight! He is also driving an international visitor around his district, whose son is missing. Are these things related? And if so, how? - Steven (QBD)
, 02/11/2022
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Another thrilling masterpiece by one of Australia's best crime fiction writers. A backpacker has gone missing in small town during the pandemic lockdown. A body has also been found inside a suitcase, which isn't the missing backpacker. Are these crimes connected and if they are how so? A gripping read that you won't want to put down - Amanda (QBD)
, 02/11/2022
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Day's End is the fourth book in Garry Disher's Paul Hirschhausen series, and may very well be the best so far -. Although Day's End is part of a series it works well as a stand alone. The author provides enough background information without overwhelming the storyline to enable this.Disher is an author who paints pictures with his words and brings his characters to life. - Karen (QBD)
, 02/11/2022
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Day's End is a rural Aussie crime with a nordic twist. Tensions are high in detective Hirsch's beat, the usual isolation is made worse with the virus, when he finds a body in a suitcase. Hirsch is a likeable hero with integrity who just wants to get the job done in his beat that is as large as the day is long. - Jessica (QBD)
, 02/11/2022
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Garry Disher solidifies his veteran status with another Paul Hirschhausen detective spectacular. This stellar read is atmospheric, thought-provoking and above all else, a suspenseful, nail-biting ride. You will be running to the bookstore for another one of Disher's crime thrillers. - Deeandra (QBD)
, 01/11/2022
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Garry Disher's latest novel Day's End is just as thrilling and gutsy as any of his other books. His writing is stunning and atmospheric, capturing the essence of a rural town whilst weaving an intricate plot that leaves you guessing right until the end. A must read and great early Christmas present for yourself! 5/5 - Sophie (QBD)
, 31/10/2022
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Paul 'Hirsh' Hirschhausen was sent to an outback town for being a whistleblower, but while life is unfair he still has a job to do. A missing tourist's mother is determined to find what happened to her son but all the darkness of a small town will be bought into the light as she searches for answers leaving Hirsh to deal not so much with a crime wave but a crime tsunami. - Geoff (QBD)
, 31/10/2022
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Disher knows how to draw the Aussie landscape as a character all on it's own. Hirsch's large rural beat makes it easy to hide all sorts of secrets. Unlicensed driving to far more sinister activities. This is an all too imaginable scenario, set during a time fraught with anxiety and when we all just wanted to feel part of a bigger community. Great plot, well told and a fast explosive ending! - Lucy (QBD)
, 31/10/2022
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For fans of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer, Day’s End is an Aussie outback, crime noir that follows Detective Hirsch, back patrolling his small town, discovering what happens when tensions are pushed past the point of breaking, and crime rises to meet it. - Paige (QBD)
, 31/10/2022
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Senior constable Hirsch is back again in the 4th book by Garry Disher. In Hirsch's latest case, set amongst a small town backdrop, he follows the trail of a missing backpacker. Disher manages to perfectly capture the suspicion and tension created from a pandemic world and thrills with a plot that keeps you guessing all the way through. - Ravy (QBD)
, 31/10/2022
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Day's End is a riveting new crime fiction release by Australian Garry Disher. It follows Hirsch, the only police officer for a couple hundred kilometres in rural South Australia. As if his days aren't long enough, Janne Van Sant's son has gone missing during the pandemic and together they need to find him, but that's where things start getting strange. - Ella (QBD)
, 30/10/2022
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ay's end is the 4th is a series following Paul Hirschhausen, the only cop in a small town in the outbacks of Australia. When a missing boy's mother come to Paul to ask fer help they find a body in a burning suitcase who isn't her son. The duo team up to solve this ever evolving and intertwining crime. - Piper (QBD)
, 30/10/2022
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Taking the Australian noir-crime genre to a harrowingly familiar context - the COVID-19 pandemic - Disher's country cop Hirsch assists an international mother search for her missing backpacker son. Obfuscated about his whereabouts from the get-go, the pair soon are confronted with tattooed body burning in a suitcase - not her son - that will set off a chain of events nobody expected. - Marc (QBD)
, 30/10/2022
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Set in the rural South Australian outback, Day's End follows the story of a local cop and the mother of a missing backpacker, who form an unlikely pair to uncover the mystery surrounding Willi's disappearance and confront the small town's secrets. The story also follows Australian politics and current issues, making it a thrilling quick read for both crime and general fiction lovers. - Rebecca (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Day's End is the 4th in the Paul Hirschhausen series by Aussie author Garry Disher and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Hirsch is a great character, down to earth, a kind-hearted friend to the people, firm with those who needed it and not afraid to do what was necessary. - Kellie (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Garry Disher's latest crime novel takes us to rural Tiverton, South Australia and its' Constable Paul Hirshhausen. Paul's search for a missing backpacker isn't made any easier by the divided town or a report of a mysterious case of arson.With all the vibes of a small town murder mystery with added conspiracy theorists, this book draws readers in, immersing you in the dramatic rural landscape. - Imogen (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Disher has woven a wonderous mystery full of trivial crimes spouting all over a small rual town of Australia. Following a laid back yet deeply complicated detective, this mystery soon becomes an even more complicated murder mystery. Perfect for lovers of crime fiction. - Sophia (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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A missing backpacker, a mother on a mission and a body in a burnt suitcase. There is a lot in place, but Hirsch is getting bogged down in local politics. The intertwining of several cases and current issues effortlessly Garry Disher once again brings Australian rural crime and South Australia to the forefront. - Angelique (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Fourth book in the Paul Hirschhausen crime series written by Aussie novelist Garry Disher.This is a gritty crime novel set in rural South Australia. Hirsch is dealing with the disappearance of a Belgian Backpacker in a small town during the pandemic. He has to escourt the mother of the missing boy around while dealing with all crime happening in the town.And then there's the body burning - Amy (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Garry Disher's Day's End, is a rural Australian crime thriller following Constable Hirsch and his current case; finding Dr Van Sant's son, Willi. The mystery of Willi's disappearance is only intensified by the discovery of a body in a suitcase, yet it is not his. Set during the COVID pandemic, this book examines the unsaid prejudices Australians hold against each other. - Hope (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Disher's latest instalment in the Hirsch saga won't disappoint – Day's End is abound with beats of classic rural Australian crime with a modern atmosphere. This book is sure to excite longtime fans of the saga, while also a gripping read for newcomers to the series. - Jules, Northland. - Julia (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Garry Disher's fourth installement in the series is an exciting and thrilling read set in rural Australia. It'll have you on the edge of your seat! As the first Disher book I've come across, I 'm keen to read more of his work and discover the highs and lows of his character Hirsch's journey. Feel engrossed in the red dirt of the outback and enjoy the thrill. Perfect for Jane Harper fans. - Rosie (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Beloved Australian author Garry Disher has once again proven himself as a literary mastermind. Set in rural Adelaide, Day's End is tense, tightly-plotted, and gripping from the very first page. Join Hirsch in his fourth mystery as we uncover the tale behind a burning body inside a suitcase. - Melanie (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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When Janne Van Sant's son disappears during the height of the pandemic it is up to her and Hirsch to find out what happened. Day's End is the latest addition to Garry Disher's series featuring detective Hirsch and is full of thrilling twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat. - Sarah (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Day's End is Australian Author Garry Disher's latest outback thriller. The fourth book in the Hirsch series it a great actioned packed read that will have you quickly turning pages till the very end. Set in outback South Australia if you enjoy a book about Australia and people this is definitely the book for you. - Natalie (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Paul Hirschhausen returns following the disappearance of a Belgium Backpacker. Garry Disher's atmospheric writing brings you right into the small outback town and isolation in a way that you feel involved in the story. - Steven (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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Outback gritty crime for lovers of Hammer, Harper and Hickey. Hirsch is back, Small town cop in rural SA. An international backpacker has gone missing, A body is found in suitcase - lit on fire and people in town are on edge. This is just the beginning of a trail of crimes that lead him on a chase to find the killer. Disher does not disappoint with twists. - Jodi (QBD)
, 29/10/2022
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One of Australia's greatest crime writers Garry Disher returns with another thrilling Hirsch novel. Set in a rural town struggling under COVID 19 Hirsch and Janne Van Sant, the mother of a missing person, hear of a body in a burning suitcase. It's unclear what is more surprising: The fact that the body is not her missing son, or the fact that Janne knows more about forensics than Hirsch. Hazel - Hazel (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Garry Disher returns with his latest Hirsch novel set in a secluded rural township. The lone cop is as baffled as anyone else when he's told that a young man by the name of Will has gone missing while backpacking in the area. As you follow Hirsch around this isn't just a regular story about a missing person. Plot twists, surprises, this book has it all. Marcel - Marcel (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Garry Disher's latest crime entry is a uniquely thrilling, charming and gripping novel. Enter Day's End: an obscure tale of truth, revenge and justice set in the Australian outback that is sure to keep reader's longing for more. - Joshua (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Patrolling the rural South Australian town of Tiverton, Senior Constable Paul Hirschausen has a sense that a tension is building in his town. A body in a bag has been set on fire to hide the identity of the remains, could this be the missing son that Hirsch and his international visitor are trying to locate? With a federal police presence now in town this case immediately became bigger. - Sheridan (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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A real page turner of a crime drama with characters that feel true to life and very compelling. - Lucas (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Hirsch is working in a rural South Australia, in such a small town he's is the only cop in the station. Investigating a fire he stumbles upon a dead body stuffed into a suitcase. With the small towns ignorance to whom this person was Disher explores issues facing their society as well as issues developing within his family,this face paced novel is sure to keep you reading right until the last page - Jessica (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Wow wow wow ! Dear customer, you have to read this. Aussie Rural crime thriller at its best. Put Jane Harper, Christian White and Chris Hammer in a glass, add water, stir them together and the result is Garry Disher's Day's End. A country cop, a missing backpacker, a body in a suitcase, a small rural town's problems & prejudices. All wrapped up nicely and set during the Covid pandemic. - Peter (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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The fourth book in the Constable Hirsch series is set during the recent COVID pandemic. This adds another dimension to the difficulties Hirsch faces as a rural police officer in South Australia. A missing international backpacker, a body in a suitcase and cyberbullying are all investigated. The unexpected plot turns hold interest as the story nears a violent end. Fans of Hirsh will enjoy this one. - Lisa (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Day's End is a compelling mystery by one of Australian's finest crime writers. When a backpacker goes missing in outback Australia, the local constable teams up with the missing boys mother in an unlikely duo, to discover the truth and unravel the secrets of this small town. - Amelia (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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In the fourth instalment of his hugely popular series, Gary Disher's Day's End follows small town cop Paul Hirsch as he is once again pulled into a mysterious murder. Set in a small town divided by COVID and conspiracy, Day's End is a gripping and compelling Australian noir, a must read for fans of Jane Harper. - Rebecca (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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A missing backpacker, a burning body, a mother looking for her son... but is the body in the suitcase the one they're looking for? The power of Garry Disher's writing is evident in every page of this novel Excellent writing and a gutsy story. Tense and filled with beauty and ugliness. Highly recommended read. - Sarah (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Opening right in the action, Day's End will keep you hooked and turning the page to find out what happened to a missing boy, amidst the COVID pandemic. Garry Disher's strong voice and prose is perfect for Australian readers, portraying the country through Constable Hirschhausen's perspective, whilst he drives around the country to solve the crime and mystery. - Ysabelle (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Small rural town, covid, border lockdowns and a burnt suitcase with a body in. Day's End has everything! Small town local cop, Hirsch, is a lovable flawed heroe who quite often has a dark sense of humour. Garry Disher has done it again and this book had me hooked from start to finish! - Brittni (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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Another great book by Garry Disher. Hirsch meets Janne Van Sant whose backpacking son Will goes missing in a desolate dirt town. But there is more to this sinister story of a boy just who has gone missing. They find a suitcase burnt out but it's not her son. Janne knows lots more about forensic that Hirsch knows. So what really happened to Will? Stef - Stefana (QBD)
, 28/10/2022
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In Day's End, Garry Disher has crafted a brilliant and chilling crime set against the backdrop of rural Australia. As etective Hirsch investigates the case of a missing back-packer, he uncovers something that blows the case open wider than he could have imagined. Diser has created a world with perfectly flawed characters and a compelling plot, all tied together with stunning prose. 3/5 stars. - Kaitlyn (QBD)
, 27/10/2022
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An Australian rural read that will have you up way past your bedtime! I read this installment in 2 sittings and couldn't recommend it more - fans of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer will just love it! - Chelsea (QBD)
, 26/10/2022
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Disher's country cop Hirsch is back. This time Hirsch is not only dealing with small town policing, he is also dealing with small town pandemic welfare. While out on a search for an missing international backpacker a call comes in for what seems to be a routine roadside fire - but is it? Garry Disher is a master of rural crime and Hirsch is one of my favorite characters. Day’s End is unmissable. - Kirsty (QBD)
, 25/10/2022
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The fourth book in Garry Disher's Paul Hirschhausen series is a great page turner. Hirsh is driving around a woman who's son has gone missing during Covid. His instincts are nudging him that something is amiss at the son's last employment. This story draws you in and won't let go. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right to the last page. A great read! - Tracey (QBD)
, 25/10/2022
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Paul Hirschhausen returns for another instalment in this fantastic rural crime series. A great novel, Days End shows both the light and dark side of rural Australia. Disher is brilliant at painting a detailed picture with his characters and landscapes. Set during the Covid panic, in search of a missing backpacker, Hirsh must chase down leads with the missing boys mother. - Michael (QBD)
, 25/10/2022
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'One suitcase. One body. One mystery.' Garry Dishers' Day's End is a suberb novel based in a rural town set north of Adelaide. Following Hirsch as he helps international visitor, Janne Van Sant, to find what happened to her son who mysteriously disappeared. Trying to continue on his day-to-day job, Hirsch can't help but feel that a bigger picture might be taking place. - Cassidy (QBD)
, 25/10/2022
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An Australian, rural, isolated town is the perfect setting for conspiracy, a missing person's case ... and arson? Garry Disher's 'Day's End' highlights the conservatism of insulated communties weary of GOVID-19 and the governments control. Michaela - Northland - Michaela (QBD)
, 25/10/2022
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Disher delivers again with his latest crime novel, featuring a return of local cop 'Hirsch'. Hirsch is not only continuing his normal policing duties but like the small town navigating his way through the virus and new normal, whilst investigating a missing person and roadside fire. Are these events connected, and is there more going on underneath the surface? Because something doesn't add up. - Kylie (QBD)
, 24/10/2022
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The fourth novel in Garry Disher's Paul Hirschhausen series is sure to be a hit with fans of Hayley Scrivenor's Dirt Town. Set in South Australia's mid-north, Senior Constable Paul Hirschhausen finds himself involved in a missing persons case where the victim's mother might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her missing child. - Gerard (QBD)
, 22/10/2022
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Police Constable Hirsch's newest job is escorting a mother whose son disappeared while borders were closed due to Covid. But this mother is hiding something. Then the pair stumble upon a burning suitcase. And inside the suitcase is a body - not the one they're searching for. With his latest Hirsch instalment, Garry Disher cements his place Australian crime fiction. A chilling, and unmissable read! - Katrina (QBD)
, 17/10/2022

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