Things to Make and Break

Things to Make and Break

by May-Lan Tan


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These eleven short fictions evoke the microcosmic worlds every human relationship contains. A woman is captivated by the stories her boyfriend tells about his exes. A faltering artist goes on a date with a married couple. Twin brothers work out their rivalry via the girl next door. In every one of these tales, we meet indelibly real and unforgettable people, a cast of rebels and dreamers trying to transform themselves, forge new destinies, or simply make the moment last.

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ISBN-13: 9781566895279
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: Emily Books Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,140,831
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

May-Lan Tan studied fine art at Goldsmiths and works as a ghostwriter. Her stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, the Atlas Review, the Reader, and Areté. She lives in Berlin.

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Julia K.




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