A Hologram for the King

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A Hologram for the King

Format:  Hardcover,

312 pages

Publisher: Pgw

Publish Date: Jun 2012

ISBN-13: 9781936365746

ISBN-10: 193636574X

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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. 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 a?? and a moving story of how we got here.

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Publisher: Pgw
Publish Date: Jun 2012
ISBN-13: 9781936365746
ISBN-10: 193636574X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 312
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.2 x 1.1 x 8.6

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Biography of Eggers, Dave

Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 & 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year.

Eggers has also written several novels and edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States. His title, A Hologram for the King, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2012 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books, 2013 (United States)
  • National Book Awards, 2012 (United States)
  • California Book Awards, 2012 (United States)

Book description

A new novel from bestselling author 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. 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.

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