Our Strangers is a fascinating collection that confirms the genius of a writer whose every attention is transformative.
A trailblazer in the world of short-form prose
Lydia Davis is a sly miniaturist whose distinct blend of personal reflection, flash fiction, and poetic concision serve up little epiphanies in shot glass-sized portions.
Life is boring. Lydia Davis’s new book makes that fascinating.
Lydia Davis is a miniaturist with sizable intentions. Her micro-stories, many just a couple of lines are constrained in length only.
One of the greatest living practitioners of the short story form delivers an exquisite collection of miniatures suffused with nuance and empathy.
With signature wit and depth, Davis represents a compendium of flash and short fiction.
No one does brevity like Lydia Davis. Reading OUR STRANGERS is very much an exercise in amazement.
Even the slenderest (and some are a few scant lines) contain whole worlds of suggestion and feeling, displaying an absorbing inquisitiveness into the natural world and human nature that’s irresistible.
The wonder of Davis’s work is her ability to reveal how close attention – that rarest of commodities in an attention-starved world – reveals the beauty, sorrow and strangeness of all our seemingly quotidian lives.
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