A Hologram for the King (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 1, 2012 - Fiction - 250 pages
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In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together.

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A Hologram for the King

User Review  - Wendy Galgan - Book Verdict

Eggers's (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius; Zeitoun) latest presents a fable, a postmodern blend of Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman. This is the story of Alan Clay, an American ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jack Waters - Goodreads

Re-read so as to re-calibrate my Eggers Gauge; I might write an essay someday to explain what I mean by Eggers Gauge. I still like this book, and I'm happy to have re-read it. I get the sense that ... Read full review

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Dave Eggers is the author of six previous books, including Zeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. What Is the What was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici. That book, about Valentino Achak Deng, a survivor of the civil war in Sudan, gave birth to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which operates a secondary school in South Sudan run by Mr. Deng. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal, a monthly magazine, The Believer, and an oral history series, Voice of Witness. In 2002, with Nínive Calegari he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities have since opened sister 826 centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Boston and Washington, DC, and similar centers now exist in London (the Ministry of Stories), Dublin (Fighting Words) and in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Melbourne, and many other cities. A native of Chicago, Eggers now lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.

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