A woman tries to heal the relationship between her invalid mother, adult sister, and absentee father. In the process she starts spontaneously catching fire. From Teresa Milbrodt s Bearded Women: Stories, this tale is one in a phenomenal collection (Asimov s Science Fiction) of short fiction about the so-called freaks trying negotiate a world that is quicker to stare than sympathize.
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