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A heartbreaking work of staggering genius

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: London : Picador, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dave Eggers is a terrifically talented writer; don't hold his cleverness against him. What to make of a book called A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Based on a True Story? For starters, there's a good bit of staggering genius before you even get to the true story, including a preface, a list of "Rules and Suggestions for Enjoyment of This Book," and a 20-page acknowledgements section complete with special  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Dave Eggers
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Eggers
ISBN: 9780330456715 0330456717
OCLC Number: 271823749
Notes: First published in Great Britain, 2001.
Description: xlv, 437 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Incomplete guide to symbols and metaphors --
Through the small tall bathroom window, etc. --
Please look, can you see us, etc. --
Enemies list, etc. --
Oh I could be going out, sure --
Outside its blue-black-getting darker, etc. --
When we hear the news at First --
Fuck it. Stupid show, etc. --
We can't do anything about the excrement --
Robert Urich says no. We were so close --
Of course it's cold --
Black Sands Beach is.
Responsibility: by Dave Eggers.

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" This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book."

 
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