A Hologram for the King

by Dave Eggers

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A Hologram for the King Synopsis

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.

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A Hologram for the King Press Reviews

Praise for A Hologram for the King:

'Absorbing ...modest and equally satisfying: the writing of a comic but deeply affecting tale about one man's travails that also provides a bright, digital snapshot of our times.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

'A fascinating novel.' New Yorker

'A spare but moving elegy for the American century.' Publishers Weekly

'Eggers understands the pressures of American downward-mobility, and in the protagonist of his novel, Alan Clay, has created an Everyman, a post-modern Willy Loman...The novel operates on a grand and global scale, but it also is intimate.' Chicago Tribune

'Completely engrossing.' Fortune

'Eggers can do fiction as well as he likes.' Los Angeles Times

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ISBN: 9780241145869
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241145869
Publication date: 5th September 2013
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. He is the author of seven previous books, including A Hologram for the King (finalist for the National Book Award 2012), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) and What is the What, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Medicis.

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