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People usually just ask me where the bathroom is or if we are hiring. Sometimes they ask where they can find the latest Dan Brown novel or ‘that book they just talked about on NPR.’ On this day in late 2007, however, while I worked at the front info desk at Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., a frazzled-looking young guy stood silently in front of me.
‘Do you need help?’ I asked.
He shifted his weight from one leg to the other. ‘I’m going to go jump off the Burnside Bridge,’ he said.