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Lonely people, heartbroken people, misguided people, struggling parents, difficult children, difficult adults, gritty people and peripatetic souls come to life under Flick’s watchful talents. Some reviews have described this collection as optimistic or hopeful. “I thought they were dark and weird,” she said, laughing at the notion. “That’s kind of warped. But we live in a warped world right now. So, maybe they are hopeful, in connection with the apocalyptic state we are in. I mean, these people are all trying.”