The Resource Comfort me with apples : a novel, Peter De Vries, (electronic resource)

Comfort me with apples : a novel, Peter De Vries, (electronic resource)

Label
Comfort me with apples : a novel
Title
Comfort me with apples
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter De Vries
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called a Balzac of the station wagon set Chick Swallow and his best friend, Nickie Sherman, are teenage boulevardiers of Decency, Connecticut, devotees of Oscar Wilde who spend their evenings crafting perverse aphorisms in an ice-cream parlor. There is only one thing worse than not having children, opines Chick, and that is having them. Unrepentant aesthetes, someday soon they will be in Paris or New York, far removed from the mainstream. Then the unthinkable happens. Marriage. Family. Dinner parties. For Chick, a job at the local newspaper writing an advice column punctuated by blandly inspirational Pepigrams: To turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones--pick up your feet. For Nickie, an unlikely career in law enforcement. But just when it seems that their lives have settled down before they could even begin, Chick begins an affair with Mrs. Thicknesse, a newspaper music critic of ample girth and means, and a whole brouhaha breaks loose: blackmail, forgery, secret sleuthing, lawsuits. There is drama in suburbia after all, and Chick and Nickie are up to their necks in it. A wild, witty tale of friendship, marriage, and infidelity, Comfort Me with Apples is full of the brilliant wordplay and delicious ironies that made Peter de Vries one of the best comic novelists that America has ever produced (Commentary)
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.D4998
  • PS3507.E8673
LC item number
Co
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Comfort me with apples : a novel, Peter De Vries, (electronic resource)
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Comfort me with apples : a novel, Peter De Vries, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889999124
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Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497669550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f889999124
  • (CaAE) f889999124

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