"Made to Break, D. Foy’s debut novel, snaps. Literary, cinematic... [Foy] is a writing tuition of 1, and Made to Break ushers his literary energies into specific existence."
-The day-by-day Beast
"Strange and freewheeling... abandoning plot in desire of whatever even more cerebral and rapid. Made to Break works its English over, coining clean and infrequently unapologetically awkward words to exploit out whatever unusual and animate."
-Los Angeles assessment of Books
"[Made to Break] reads like a macabre mumblecore script penned through Jim Thompson. It’s one swell medley of mayhem and defeat dashed jointly via the power of D. Foy’s prose. Zainy, sly, and darkly comedic."
"With impacts that variety from Jack Kerouac to Tom Waits and a prose that possesses a quick, unusual, perennially altering rhythm that’s a bit of such as a few of John Coltrane’s wildest compositions, this narrative is right now emotionally gritty and strangely appealing even in the course of its darkest moments. Foy has introduced the type of extraordinary narrative that draws an writer out of the very crowded rookie pool and areas him on the most sensible of the record of clean voices that readers of exceptional fiction should still carry on their radar."
Two days ahead of New Years, a pack of 5 friendsthree males and womenhead to a distant cabin close to Lake Tahoe to have a good time the vacations. they have been neighbors eternally, banded jointly by means of scrapes and squalor, their relationships outlined via those wild times.
After a vehicle coincidence leaves one buddy ill and death, and critical climate traps them on the cabin, there's nowhere to move, forcing them to eventually and eventually take inventory and confront their prior transgressions, contemplating what they suggest to each other and to themselves.
With probably the most luminous and pink prose flexed in fresh reminiscence, D. Foy is an incendiary new voice and Made to Break, a grand, episodic debut, redolent of the stark judgment of right and wrong of Denis Johnson and the spellbinding imaginative and prescient of Roberto Bolaño.
D. Foy has had paintings released or impending in BOMB, Post Road, the Literary Review, the Georgia Review, Forty tales: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and Laundromat, an homage to pictures of laundromats all through ny urban (powerHouse Books).