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A hologram for the king : a novel

Verfasser/in: Dave Eggers
Verlag: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, [2012]
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Belletristik : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Medientyp: Belletristik
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Dave Eggers
ISBN: 9781936365746 193636574X
OCLC-Nummer: 793580554
Beschreibung: 312 pages ; 23 cm
Verfasserangabe: 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 <br>One of the "New York Times Book Review"'s "Top Ten Books of 2012" Weiterlesen…

 
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A lesser jewel in Eggers' crown

von kmcdouall (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2013-07-15) Sehr gut 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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