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The Full Catastrophe

(1990)
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Linguist Jeremy Cook knows how language works, but he doesn't know how marriage works.

Linguist Jeremy Cook knows how language works, but he doesn't know how marriage works. In fact, he is strangely hostile to the institution. So Cook is naturally uneasy about his job with the Pillow Agency, a St. Louis firm specializing in "the linguistically troubled marriage." His assignment is to move in with Dan and Beth Wilson, a prosperous suburban couple with an impoverished relationship, to analyze their verbal problems and help them-if he can. As Cook catalogs the Wilsons' missed signs and missed signals, he becomes increasingly, most unscientifically, involved.

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Hardback Editions

February 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Full Catastrophe
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 0-671-64319-3 / 978-0-671-64319-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Linden Pub
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Full Catastrophe: A Novel
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 1-59020-340-2 / 978-1-59020-340-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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April 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Full Catastrophe
Author(s): David Carkeet
ISBN: 0-671-73245-5 / 978-0-671-73245-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Full Catastrophe: A Novel
Author(s): David Carkeet
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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