Friday, July 6, 2012

Dave Eggers - A Hologram for the King (booksigning)

On July 19th at noon, Dave Eggers will visit Book Passage to sign copies of acclaimed new novel, A Hologram for the King (McSweeneys, $25.00).

We are excited, as the reviews have been stunning: Carmela Ciuraru, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, called Eggers' book “An extraordinary work of timely and provocative themes.... This novel reminds us that above all, Eggers is a writer of books, and a writer of the highest order…. An outstanding achievement in Eggers's already impressive career, and an essential read.”

Please note: this is a booksinging only. If you cannot attend this special event and would like a signed 1st edition of A Hologram for the King, please follow < this link > and please note "signed 1st ed" in the comments field.

Here is what a few other reviewers have said:

“Mr. Eggers uses a new, pared down, Hemingwayesque voice to recount his story... he demonstrates in Hologram that he is master of this more old-fashioned approach as much as he was a pioneering innovator with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius....[This] sad-funny-dreamlike story unfolds to become an allegory about the frustrations of middle-class America, about the woes unemployed workers and sidelined entrepreneurs have experienced in a newly globalized world in which jobs are being outsourced abroad.... A comic but deeply affecting tale about one man’s travails that also provides a bright, digital snapshot of our times.” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Dave Eggers is a prince among men when it comes to writing deeply felt, socially conscious books that meld reportage with fiction. While A Hologram for the King is’s a strike against the current state of global economic injustice." — Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair

Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of Zeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His novel What Is the What was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici.

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