• We all have an ongoing narrative inside our heads, the narrative that is spoken aloud if a friend asks a question. That narrative feels deeply natural to me. We also hang on to scraps of dialogue. Our memories don’t usually serve us up whole scenes complete with dialogue. So I suppose I’m saying that I like to work from what a character is likely to remember, from a more interior place.

    "Lydia Davis: I am simply not interested, at this point, in creating narrative scenes between characters". Interview with Sarah Manguso, January, 2008.