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October 2010 HARDCOVERSquirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest BestiaryDavid SedarisWith illustrations by Ian FalconerISBN:978-0-316-03839-3; $19.99Something new from the beloved David Sedaris: a book of acerbic,outrageously funny fables featuring animals with unmistakably human failings.Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In “The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,” three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In “Hello Kitty,” a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In “The Squirrel and the Chipmunk,” a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. Once again David Sedaris shows us the mostoutrageous, tender, absurd sides of ourselves in his “profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love.” (Christian Science Monitor)
About the author: David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International’s This American Life. He is the author of six previous books and lives in France and England.

October 2010 HARDCOVER

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
David Sedaris
With illustrations by Ian Falconer
ISBN:978-0-316-03839-3; $19.99

Something new from the beloved David Sedaris: a book of acerbic,outrageously funny fables featuring animals with unmistakably human failings.

Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In “The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,” three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In “Hello Kitty,” a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In “The Squirrel and the Chipmunk,” a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. Once again David Sedaris shows us the most
outrageous, tender, absurd sides of ourselves in his “profoundly funny, well-crafted stories that somehow, magically, bring home a major point about fidelity or guilt or love.” (Christian Science Monitor)

About the author: David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International’s This American Life. He is the author of six previous books and lives in France and England.

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