ISBN13:978-0312420550 ISBN10: 0312420552 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0374102814 ISBN10: 0374102813
Summary: From "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times), comes this inventive collection of short fiction about intimacy and despair. In "The Family" one horrifying afternoon in the park is succinctly described in 47 human actions. "Wife in One Country" depicts the aftermath of a failed marriage. And in "Glenn Gould," a former pianist and new mother tries to justify her addiction to "The Mary Ty
ler Moore Show." In each of her stories, Davis explores the difficulties of personal relationships and the limits of language with great intelligence and empathy.
Summary: From "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times), comes this inventive collection of short fiction about intimacy and despair. In "The Family" one horrifying afternoon in the park is succinctly described in 47 human actions. "Wife in One Country" depicts the aftermath of a failed marriage. And in "Glenn Gould," a former pianist and new mother tries to justify her addiction to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." In each of her stories, Davis explores the difficulties of personal relationships and the limits of language with great intelligence and empathy.
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Picador USA Published: 09/28/2001 International: No
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Davis, Lydia : Bard College
Lydia Davis is the author of several works of fiction, including Break it Down and The End of the Story. She is also a noted translator, and has a new collection of stories, Samuel Johnson is Indignant. She teaches at Bard College and lives in Port Ewen, New York.
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