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A hologram for the king : a novel

Autore: Dave Eggers
Editore: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, [2012]
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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. This novel  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Dave Eggers
ISBN: 9781936365746 193636574X
Numero OCLC: 793580554
Descrizione: 312 pages ; 23 cm
Responsabilità: 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. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment and how we got here.

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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 Per saperne di più…

 
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A lesser jewel in Eggers' crown

da kmcdouall (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2013-07-15) Molto buono Link permanente

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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