When You are Engulfed in Flames: Adventurer in Archaeology

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David Sedaris’s ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights in this sixth essay collection. Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily etiquette to the most deeply resonant human truths.

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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.

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Weight 0.252 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

310

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

814.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K