CALYPSO
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If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's writing has never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best.

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780349141893

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    259 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.7 cm

  • Largeur

    12.6 cm

  • Poids

    219 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Poche

David Sedaris

David Sedaris est né aux États-Unis en 1956. Il est l'auteur de cinq best-sellers traduits dans plus de vingt-cinq pays, dont Je suis très à cheval sur les principes, disponible chez Points, et collabore régulièrement au New Yorker. Il est le seul écrivain à avoir rempli le Carnegie Hall lors d'une séance de lecture. Il vit entre New York, la Normandie et Paris.

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