Calypso
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Published:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
Physical Desc:
ix, 414 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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Description
David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. 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 powers of observation have 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 tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
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English
ISBN:
9780316392365, 0316392367

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Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sedaris, D. (2018). Calypso. Large print edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sedaris, David. 2018. Calypso. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sedaris, David, Calypso. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sedaris, David. Calypso. Large print edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. Print.

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