Our Strangers-9781805302193

Our Strangers by Davis, Lydia

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Author: Davis, Lydia

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 6 June 2024 by Canongate Books in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 368 pages
129 x 199 x 27 | 258g

A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR: FICTION 'A trailblazer in the world of short-form prose' New YorkerLydia Davis is a virtuoso at detecting the seemingly casual, inconsequential surprises of daily life and pinning them for inspection. In Our Strangers, conversations are overheard and misheard, a special delivery letter is mistaken for a rare white butterfly, toddlers learning to speak identify a ping-pong ball as an egg and mumbled remarks betray a marriage. In the glow of Davis's keen noticing, strangers can become like family and family like strangers.

Our Strangers is a fascinating collection that confirms the genius of a writer whose every attention is transformative.