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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  

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A funny and powerfully moving novel about the state of the world from award-winning literary giant Dave Eggers - now adapted into a feature length film with Tom Hanks. 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 in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving story of how we got here.

If you like Dave Eggers you might also like to read books by David Sedaris, Geoff Nicholson and Carl Hiaasen.

Synopsis

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

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.

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

5th September 2013

Author

Dave Eggers

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Author's Website

www.mcsweeneys.net/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Books Behind TV & Film
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241145869

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