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Description - A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

American businessman Alan Clay is in Saudi Arabia. He's here selling IT to King Abdullah to help conjure a glittering city from the desert sands. But the king has yet to arrive. And Alan is slowly coming apart - he's up to his neck in debt, he's trying to keep hold of his family and he knows that this will be his very last roll of the dice. As the days stretch into weeks, Alan gets drawn into a world of mirages - where hopes and dreams shimmer and vanish under a blistering desert sun . . . 'Impressive, startling, compelling . . . proves how staggering a genius Eggers can be.' Independent 'Why can't British novelists tell a tale as crisply as Dave Eggers? Hugely impressive . . . sets off at a cracking pace and never lets up.' Mail on Sunday 'Funny, engaging, entertaining' Esquire 'Egger's best book.' London Review of Books 'Irresistible. Eggers's most accomplished book to date.' Guardian 'A Beckettian masterpiece.' Daily Telegraph 'Gripping, strange and terrifyingly believable.' Sunday Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241145869
ISBN-10: 0241145864
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers was born in Boston in 1970. He is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Unforbidden is Compulsory, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, Teachers Have It Easy, Surviving Justice, What is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle and Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both currently in production for major film adaptations. Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house, the 826 National network, and the nonprofit organisation ScholarMatch. He lives in Northern California with his family and his next novel is forthcoming in 2016.

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