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Break it Down (High Risk) Paperback – 3 Oct 1996

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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (3 Oct. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852424214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852424213
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,981,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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?Davis is a genuine artist, already mature and intensely gifted... Hers is a very human vision that must be taken seriously and that can't help but be enjoyed? San Francisco Chronicle ?Strong, seemingly effortless,and haunting work? Kirkus Reviews ?Luminous, brief and powerful? New York Observer


This work is a collection of 34 stories which reassure the reader that reality is orderly and reasonable. However, as the characters in the stories prove by their fallibility, misunderstanding and confusion are inherent in everyday life.

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