The Full Catastrophe: A Novel
Publisher: The Overlook Press; Reprint edition (July 27, 2010)
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Size: 7.2 MB
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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.