• Can't and Won't is the most revolutionary collection of stories by an American in twenty-five years

    John Freeman, Boston Globe
  • Lydia Davis's short stories are perfected economies, witty devices, precision-made, primed to release intelligence, philosophy, hilarity. They celebrate the thinking universe while they redefine the possibilities of the form. There is no other writer quite like her

    Ali Smith
  • Davis is a high priestess of the startling, telling detail. . . one of the best writers in America

    Colm Tóibín, Daily Telegraph
  • Her work is exquisite, finely wrought and devastating. . . Read her now!

    A. M. Homes
  • Extraordinary

  • Breathtakingly elegant

  • Brilliant

    New Yorker

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