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The Opposite Of Loneliness

“The Opposite of Loneliness” is a collection of short stories and essays by Marina Keegan. The book was published due to the author’s untimely death. She passed away in a car accident only five days after her college graduation. She was 22. We can debate on whether Keegan’s work would have been published if she were alive or if her potential would have been met and made her a famous writer. This is what we have, a small collection of her written works put together by her loved ones and the reality that she can’t defend herself from her critics. The book comes with the tragedy of her author attach to it. It can guide our reading on how we judge this work. At least, it steered my own experience. It reminded me of the fragility and finite bounds that encompass our lives. Our potential could be unlocked at any moment, in a month, a year, a decade, or not at all. Maybe we’ll never live up to it. It can slip away from our …