When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Sedaris, David

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.
Date Published: 2008
Edition: Later printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
ISBN: 0316143472
Book Id: 14249


323pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Black boards with tan backstrip. Dust Jacket. New book with no flaws.


David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of stories.Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life & the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows with LP covers against neurotic songbirds & to the most deeply resonant human truths. Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking & in Tokyo & David Sedaris's sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.

By This Author: Sedaris, David
By This Publisher: Little Brown & Co.