Break It Down by Lydia Davis

Break It Down by Lydia Davis. 1986 FSG, first edition, 177 pages. Lydia Davis is one of the most idiosyncratic short-story writers in America today, sometimes containing an entire arc in a single sentence. Break it Down was her first major collection. "In all: strong, seemingly effortless, and haunting work."-Kirkus Reviews

Condition: Near fine

"And yet mothers are always seen, always talked to, even if only on holidays. They have suffered for our sakes, and most often in a place where we could not see them."

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