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Autobiography of a Face Summary
Lucy Grealy

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Autobiography of a Face Summary

Plot Summary

Lucy tells of her years as a hand for Diamond D Stables when she worked with her friend, Stephen. By the time she begins work there, she has had several surgeries, and her face is oddly shaped, invariably attracting attention. Lucy says that she got the job as a result of calling on the phone and not mentioning her disfigurement; she remains there four years. Arguably, the time she spends with horses is among the happiest of her childhood, though she says that she comes to be comfortable in the hospital as well.

Lucy, a tomboy, is terrible at organized sports, and it's a bump during a game of dodge ball that first alerts her family to the fact that there's a problem. She's first thought to have a cyst, but doctors eventually diagnose Ewings sarcoma, a deadly form of cancer with a five percent survival rate. At...

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