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  • Books: Pot-smoking antihero proves cathartic for her creator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Twenty-nine-year-old Dahlia Finger, the antihero of Elisa Albert's debut novel, "The Book of Dahlia," has an inoperable brain tumor and an attitude.

    Before her diagnosis, Dahlia spent her days smoking pot, watching cheesy movies and eating toaster pastries in the Venice, Calif.,...

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