The End of the Story

The End of the Story

by Lydia Davis
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The End of the Story by Lydia Davis

Mislabeled boxes, problems with visiting nurses, confusing notes, an outing to the county fair—such are the obstacles in the way of the unnamed narrator of The End of the Story as she attempts to organize her memories of a love affair into a novel. With compassion, wit, and what appears to be candor, she seeks to determine what she actually knows about herself and her past, but we begin to suspect, along with her, that given the elusiveness of memory and understanding, any tale retrieved from the past must be fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312423711
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 521,262
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Lydia Davis is the author of the story collections Samuel Johnson Is Indignant, Almost No Memory, and Break It Down. Recently named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow, she has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Award, a Wallace/Reader's Digest Award, and a Chevalier from the French government.

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The End of the Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
celery_lane More than 1 year ago
A truly original writer who inspires you to think about life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any of us literary intellectual type gals who have had a crush that we loathed ourselves for but had the crush anyway will love this book. We will all recognize ourselves in this witty tongue not totally in cheek love story. The college town milieu is perfectly drawn.