New from Dave Eggers, National Book Award finalist A Hologram for the King
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.
'A master of the surprising metaphor, Eggers's great skill is in tracking the exuberant chaos of thought, with all its sudden poignancies and unexpected joys' Daily Telegraph
'Among the most influential writers in the English language' GQ
'Eggers can write like an angel' Tablet
Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, How We Are Hungry, Teachers Have It Easy, What Is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?,Heroes of the Frontier and The Monk of Mokha. A Hologram for the King and The Circle have both been adapted into major feature films.
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.