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Publisher's Summary

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers, a storyteller celebrated for her emotional acuity, her formal inventiveness, and her ability to capture the mind in overdrive. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" ( Salon.com ) and "one of the quiet giants... of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). This volume contains all her stories to date, from the acclaimed "Break It Down" (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee "Varieties of Disturbance".
©2009 Lydia Davis (P)2014 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Christine Currie on 11-27-17

Masterful Scribe

Lydia Davis has a knack for the short, she's a keen eye of precious life .
If I could be trapped on an island with only one book this might be it.

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