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A hologram for the king : a novel

Autor: Dave Eggers
Editora: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, [2012]
Edição/Formato   Livro : Ficção : InglêsVer todas as edições e 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. This novel  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Tipo de Material: Ficção
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Dave Eggers
ISBN: 9781936365746 193636574X
Número OCLC: 793580554
Descrição: 312 pages ; 23 cm
Responsabilidade: 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 Ler mais...

 
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A lesser jewel in Eggers' crown

por kmcdouall (Usuário WorldCat publicado 2013-07-15) Muito Bom 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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