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Hologram for the King

by Dave Eggers

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PUBLISHED: 5th September 2013
ISBN: 9780241145869
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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.
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  • Paperback
    $19.31
PUBLISHED: 5th September 2013
ISBN: 9780241145869
ANNOTATION:
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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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.

Publisher Description

American businessman Alan Clay is in Saudi Arabia. He's here selling IT to King Abdullah to help conjure a glittering city from the desert sands. But the king has yet to arrive. And Alan is slowly coming apart - he's up to his neck in debt, he's trying to keep hold of his family and he knows that this will be his very last roll of the dice. As the days stretch into weeks, Alan gets drawn into a world of mirages - where hopes and dreams shimmer and vanish under a blistering desert sun . . . 'Impressive, startling, compelling . . . proves how staggering a genius Eggers can be.' Independent 'Why can't British novelists tell a tale as crisply as Dave Eggers? Hugely impressive . . . sets off at a cracking pace and never lets up.' Mail on Sunday 'Funny, engaging, entertaining' Esquire 'Egger's best book.' London Review of Books 'Irresistible. Eggers's most accomplished book to date.' Guardian 'A Beckettian masterpiece.' Daily Telegraph 'Gripping, strange and terrifyingly believable.' Sunday Times

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'Impressive, startling, compelling . . . proves how staggering a genius Eggers can be' Independent American businessman Alan Clay is in Saudi Arabia. He's here selling IT to King Abdullah to help conjure a glittering city from the desert sands. But the king has yet to arrive. And Alan is slowly coming apart - he's up to his neck in debt, he's trying to keep hold of his family and he knows that this will be his very last roll of the dice. As the days stretch into weeks, Alan gets drawn into a world of mirages - where hopes and dreams shimmer and vanish under a blistering desert sun . . . ' Irresistible. Eggers' most accomplished book to date' Guardian 'Taut, richly layered and elegiac. A powerful evocation of our contemporary moment - and the moving story of how we got there' GQ 'Clever, likeable and very entertaining' Guardian 'Eggers's best book' London Review of Books 'A Beckettian masterpiece' Daily Telegraph 'Hugely impressive' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping, strange and terrifyingly believable' Sunday Times [backlist thumbnails]

Author Biography

Dave Eggers was born in Boston in 1970. He is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Unforbidden is Compulsory, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, Teachers Have It Easy, Surviving Justice, What is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle and Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both currently in production for major film adaptations. Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house, the 826 National network, and the nonprofit organisation ScholarMatch. He lives in Northern California with his family and his next novel is forthcoming in 2016.

Review

Dave Eggers is a prince among men when it comes to writing deeply felt, socially conscious books that meld reportage with fiction. [Hologram] is a strike against the current state of global economic in justice -- Elissa Schappell Vanityfair.com Completely engrossing Fortune A spare but moving elegy for the American century Publishers Weekly A fascinating novel New Yorker

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A fascinating novel

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Completely engrossing

Product Details

Author
Dave Eggers
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0241145864
ISBN-13
9780241145869
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-09-05
Pages
336
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
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