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.With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.
Featuring stories with titles like "The Parenting Storks" and "The Vigilant Rabbit," David Sedaris's SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK is a collection of a special breed of modern, adult fables. Heartfelt (in the titular story the two creatures' love suffers a Romeo and Juliet fate due to their families' baggage) and bitingly funny (a bitter cat attends mandated AA meetings in "Hello Kitty"), this gaggle of short fiction has what readers of Sedaris expect--plus a lot of insanely cute anthropomorphic scenarios, which illustrator Ian Falconer brings to life.
- Humor, Language + Art + Disciplines
- Alphabet, Form / Essays
- Back Bay Books
- March 12, 2013
- October 4, 2011
- David Sedaris
- Ian Falconer