What Should We Do about Davey?

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $125.90   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

0312006985 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of Body Language suggests his own adolescent-era fantasies about body language in this sophomoric first novel about a Jewish teenager growing up in Manhattan's Washington Heights section during the '30s. David Quinn, on the surface at least, is a youth out of step with his peers. He loses his delivery jobs with frequency. He commits so many minor infractions in French class that he is sentenced to virtually permanent detention. Subliminally, though, he is the epitome of every 16-year-old boy's fantasies: a lanky blond who gets seduced by a married woman, a nurse and even the librarians at the branch where he had thought he had finally found a suitable job. So what to do about Davey the loser? Send him off to summer camp, where he can achieve maturity, aplomb and respect as a waiterin the company of of a bunch of pretentious, foul-mouthed squirts. Fast occasionally makes Davey agreeable and his father, a widower, a wise and sympathetic character. More often, though, he seems to be spinning Davey's sexual fantasies merely for their prurient appeal. (March)
School Library Journal
YA A 16-year-old Jewish boy living in Manhattan in 1936 loses a series of after- school jobs because an older woman se duces him. Davey gets a fresh viewpoint on life when he leaves the city to work at a boys' camp in the Catskills. He becomes a father figure for a young camper, forges friendship which had been missing in his city life, and begins to nurture an inher ent talent for storytelling. All summer, he wrestles with the implications of mas querading as the camp's token gentile. The resolution of this dilemma, as well as his heroics during a flood, earn him re spect from all. Classic coming-of-age themes are developed here through live ly use of characters, action, and setting. Davey, his immigrant father, and the Camp Harel folks join the warm and funny crowd of other ever-popular Jew ish fictional characters in novels such as Majorie Morningstar (Doubleday, 1955) or Goodbye Columbus (Houghton, 1959). Keddy Outlaw, Harris County Public Library, Houston
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312006983
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1988
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 248

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)