Almost No Memory by Lydia Davis

By Lydia Davis

In suggestive, clipped prose, the writer of the severely acclaimed novel, the top of the tale, offers a set of brief tales that captures the convolutions of human relationships and the bounds of the self."

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Well my father always said you can never be too careful when it comes to property and prosperity. ” The three of us walk back in holding the one tray. ” Donald is a tall, muscular man. He knows how to use his body, how to loom. The vote is tight, but Donald stares down enough neighbors to get his budget approved. ” “I refuse to participate if metallics are allowed again,” Claudia Stetson says. ” 45 UPRIGHT BEASTS The double-wide crib is temporarily in my office. This means that the baby monitor camera is temporarily in there too.

I still needed space for me,” my father said. He seemed embarrassed and wouldn’t look me in the eye. “I was a grown man, and you were a child. ” Seeing him lounging in his chair made me angry. ” My father’s lips curled up with his mustache. He got out of his chair and pointed a finger at my chest. ” He spat on the floorboards. “Before you came along, my room was much larger! ” He was towering over me, growing with indignation. But I was out of my room now and would not back down. “I never asked to be born in that room,” I said.

It’s moments like these that remind me why this job was open and how lonely even attempting human contact can be. Then I find her draped over the toilet with red trickling across the floor. She’s wearing a green dress, and her hair is pulled back with yellow barrettes. I rush over and lift her off the toilet. I yank off two wads of toilet paper and press them to her wrists. She gives me a little smile. “I thought you were supposed to be here at two thirty,” she says. ” “My bad,” she says. I lean her against the side of the bathtub and grab a washcloth to wipe away the blood.

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