The Resource Cat's pajamas & Witch's milk : two novels, Peter De Vries

Cat's pajamas & Witch's milk : two novels, Peter De Vries

Label
Cat's pajamas & Witch's milk : two novels
Title
Cat's pajamas & Witch's milk
Title remainder
two novels
Statement of responsibility
Peter De Vries
Title variation
  • Cat's pajamas
  • Witch's milk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twin tales of middle-class hilarity and despair from the writer who was dubbed Americas preeminent comic novelist by the New York Times When college professor Hank Tattersall sees his former flame, Lucy Stiles, at a campus concert, it sets off a chain reaction that results in one of the funniest and most unforgettable exit scenes in American literature involving a locked door, an alcoholic dog, and a punning doppelgnger. The Cat's Pajamas is the story of how Tattersall, a scrupulous self-reflector, falls from point A to point Z, rushing through a host of identities and indignities along the way. The unexamined life may not be worth living, he discovers, but the examined one is hardly a bed of roses. In Witch's Milk, Tillie Seltzer has her own trials to attend to. Chief among them is her marriage to Pete, the kind of guy who tucks a cigarette behind his ear and calls everybody Frisbee. When they first met, Tillie had more sophisticated tastes ; dark strangers, homburg hats ; but she was also a thirtysomething virgin whose prospects weren't getting any better. When she cracked a joke about the honeymoon being over, Pete believed her. Now stuck in suburbia with a sick child and a philandering husband, Tillie takes a hard look in the rearview mirror. Her search for an escape route will lead her to the most unexpected place of all. These short novels are linked by Tillie's cameo appearance in Hank's narrative and by the thrilling blend of satire, tragedy, and philosophy that defines the one-of-a-kind fiction of Peter De Vries
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.5/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ3.D4998
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cat's pajamas & Witch's milk : two novels, Peter De Vries
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • netc
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; I. THE CAT'S PAJAMAS; One; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Eight; Nine; Ten; Eleven; Twelve; Thirteen; II. WITCH'S MILK; One; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; About the Author; Copyright Page
Control code
ocn889999176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781497669628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 640125
  • 99b2e841-51fb-48aa-a178-ad806d421be4
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36601974
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889999176
  • pebc1322088748

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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