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The Furnace

Lydia Davis

‘My father has trouble with his hearing and does not like to talk on the phone, so I talk on the phone mainly to my mother’.

My father has trouble with his hearing and does not like to talk on the phone, so I talk on the phone mainly to my mother. Sometimes she abruptly stops what she is saying to me, I hear a noise in the background, she says my name, and waits. Then I know my father has come into the room during her con…


Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis was awarded the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. Her most recent works include a translation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary; The Cows, a chapbook; and Our Village, a long poem in the chapbook Two American Scenes. Her newest collection of stories is Can't and Won't.  

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