Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The thirty-four stories in this seminal collection powerfully display what have become Lydia Davis's trademarks dexterity, brevity, understatement, and surprise. Although the certainty of her prose suggests a world of almost clinical reason and clarity, her characters show us that life, thought, and language are full of disorder. Break It Down is Davis at her best. In the words of Jonathan Franzen, she is "a magician of self-consciousness." "

Buy Break It Down book by Lydia Davis from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780374531447
ISBN-10: 0374531447
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 167mm x 13mm)
Pages: 177
Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Break It Down book by Lydia Davis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Lydia Davis

LYDIA DAVIS has received a MacArthur genius grant among other honors. Her collection Varieties of Disturbance was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award.

Books By Author Lydia Davis

Scratches by Lydia Davis


Paperback, May 2017
Scraps by Lydia Davis


Paperback, May 2017
Fibrils by Lydia Davis


Hardback, May 2017
Stripper, the Drug Dealer & the Bishop by Lydia Davis

The Stripper, the Drug Dealer & the Bishop

Paperback / softback, August 2016