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A hologram for the king : a novel

Autor: Dave Eggers
Editorial: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, [2012] ©2012
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Ficción : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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 this novel the author 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.
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Género/Forma: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Allegories
Tipo de material: Ficción
Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: Dave Eggers
ISBN: 9781936365746 193636574X 9781101973776 1101973773 9780307947512 0307947513
Número OCLC: 793580554
Premios: National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, 2012
Descripción: 312 pages ; 23 cm
Responsabilidad: Dave Eggers.

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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 this novel the author 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.

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A National Book Award Finalist, A Northern California Book Award Finalist One of the "New York Times Book Review"'s "Top Ten Books of 2012" "Mr. Eggers uses a new, pared down, Hemingwayesque voice to Leer más

 
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A lesser jewel in Eggers' crown

por kmcdouall (Publicadas por usuario de WorldCat 2013-07-15) Muy buena Permalink

Dave Eggers is always highly readable, and rewards his readers with interesting settings, rich characterization, and generally compelling stories.  The plot here is rather thin, and I suspect this would have worked better as a short story, or possibly a novella.  A middle-aged salesman,...
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