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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 368 - Publish Date: 2010-06-15 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: National Bestseller The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days foll...
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 560 - Publish Date: 2009-02-24 - Publisher: Vintage Canada
Description: What Is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)–the same sort who curren...
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 416 - Publish Date: 2011-05-25 - Publisher: Vintage Canada
Description: In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 63 - Publish Date: 2007 - Publisher: Unknown
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 288 - Publish Date: 2015-08-26 - Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Description: Visitants is Dave Eggers's first collection of travel writing. It begins at 140kph, with Eggers being driven across the deserts of Saudi Arabia by a hired driver who declares 'American, boom boom!'. This opening sets the stage for the collection's vast cultural scope and ever-present sense of adventure, inquisitiveness and daring. From Saudi Arabia, Eggers takes us further on freewheeling sojourns...
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 224 - Publish Date: 2010-03-02 - Publisher: Vintage Canada
Description: Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old, living with his mother and his sister, terrorizing the neighborhood on his bicycle. But Max's world is changing around him: His father is absent and his mother is increasingly distracted. Max's teenage sister is outgrowing him, leaving him alone in favor of her friends. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief. Setting off int...
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 416 - Publish Date: 2013-02-12 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Description: "Exhilarating….Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious….A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The New York Times Book Review). A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 352 - Publish Date: 2013-06-04 - Publisher: Vintage Canada
Description: A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the decline of American industry from one of the most important, socially-aware novelists of our time. In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last...
Book Pages: 272 - Publish Date: 2012-04-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK
Description: This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
Book Pages: 48 - Publish Date: 2016-05-14 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Dave Eggers displays his emotional range in this quiet tour-de-force from How We Are Hungry, the often funny and masterful collection of short fiction. After giving up responsibility, in her usual passive way, of much that has been of importance in her life—her adopted children, a condo, financial security—Rita pays for a guided hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. An ebook Short.