Sunday, March 8, 2015

solve for W (o, Problem) / A short story by Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis

Solve for W 
Problem (1986)
by Lydia Davis

X is with Y, but living on money from Z. Y himself supports W, who lives with her child by V. V wants to move to Chicago but his child lives with W in New York. W cannot move because she is having a relationship with U, whose child also lives in New York, though with its mother, T. T takes money from U, W takes money from Y for herself and from V for their child and X takes money from Z. X and Y have no children together. V sees his child rarely but provides for it. Y lives with W’s child and does not provide for it. 

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