Lydia Davis is an American author and translator of French. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University at Albany, SUNY.
“I was desperately in love with the comtesse de —. I was twenty years old and I was naive. She deceived me, I got angry, she left me. I was naive, I missed her. I was twenty years old.” So begins this seductive tale of seduction and the endless ambiguities of desire.