David Carkeet


From Away (2010)
The Error of Our Ways (1997)
The Full Catastrophe (1990)
I Been There Before (1985)
The Greatest Slump of All Time (1984)
Double Negative (1980)
The Error of Our Ways (1997)



Mr. Carkeet’s fine book, which affectingly portrays the perils of middle-aged manhood, is a study of the subtle anthropology of everyday communication.
--New York Times Book Review
                                               
Splendidly entertaining . . . David Carkeet has been likened by enthusiastic reviewers to everyone from Terry Southern to Robert Benchley to J.D. Salinger to Mark Twain. . . . Suffice it to say that this brilliantly comical and instructive author is one of a kind.
--New York Daily News 

This is a heartfelt and evocative novel, full of achingly vivid moments.
--Newsday

A clever and compassionate look at the miscommunication and misunderstandings that occur between men and women, husbands and wives, father and daughters.
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Seattle Times

It is possible to write a book that is both funny and profound, and David Carkeet has done it in The Error of Our Ways. . . . This eccentric, light-hearted novel treats profound subjects--love, loss, regret, and our humanity as expressed in language -- yet it's a delight to read.
--
San Francisco Chronicle 

Carkeet, a delectable observer of human foibles and pretense, delivers a wise meditation on how we unwittingly affect the course of other people’s existences.
--Publishers Weekly

Witty, good-natured, and completely convincing: Carkeet has managed, with sympathy and charm, to trace the exceptional adventures of an utterly ordinary man.
--Kirkus Reviews

A linguistic delight.
--Library Journal

 Shrewd and wickedly funny.
--Variety

ISBN: 13: 978-1-59020-354-5

 

                                                           

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