The long-awaited new collection of stories from David Sedaris, America's favourite humourist.
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.
Firmly grounded in the present, but with the same sense of twisted nostalgia that has always marked his best work * Mail Online *
Unquestionably the king of comic writing . . . Calypso is both funnier and more heartbreaking than pretty much anything out there -- Hadley Freeman * Guardian *
We get more of a glimpse than we have before of what lies behind the carapace of a writer who seems able to turn almost any situation to comic gold . . . [an] incredibly funny and sometimes moving meditation on love, death and family life, by a master of his craft * Sunday Times *
Entrancing . . . This book allows us to observed not just the nimble-mouthed elf of his previous work, but a man in his seventh decade expunging his darker secrets and contemplating mortality . . . The brilliance of David Sedaris's writing is that his very essence, his aura, seeps through the pages of his books like an intoxicating cloud, mesmerising us so that his logic becomes ours -- Alan Cumming * Scotsman *
Calypso is another triumph from the dinner-table raconteur we all wish we could be, a writer whose lightness of touch makes you confront the hardest of truths - and laugh out loud * Esquire *
Hilarious and moving . . . Sedaris may well be the master of the deadpan delivery - there's plenty of laughing out loud while you read. But Calypso is also a tender portrait of a family, flawed - like any other - but doing their best to love each other -- Lucy Scholes * Independent *
This is a darker, deeper David Sedaris writing about his sister's suicide, the inevitability of ageing and how it's impossible to take a vacation away from yourself, but, rest assured, he's still one of the funniest, most perceptive
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th May 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.7 x 21.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1