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"I think this book is kind of malleable. I've never really wanted to put it away and be done with it forever — the second I first 'finished' it, I wanted to dig back in and change everything around. So I'm looking forward to getting back into the text, and straightening and focusing and deleting. Most of all, I'm thrilled that Vintage will be letting me include all the cool chase scenes, previously censored." — Dave Eggers

The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his seven-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read in paperback for decades to come.

PAPERBACK EDITION — 15% MORE STAGGERING - Eggers has written 15,000 additional words for the Vintage Canada edition, including an entirely new appendix.

About the Author

Dave Eggers, a founding editor of Might magazine, is now the editor of McSweeney's. He has lived in Chicago and San Francisco and currently lives in Brooklyn with his brother.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780676973655
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
âEcrivains amâericains
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
memoir;fiction;autobiography;non-fiction;humor;family;biography;death;american;novel;brothers;cancer;san francisco;orphans;literature;contemporary;postmodern;california;siblings;dave eggers;eggers;20th century;21st century;funny;contemporary fiction;grief
Subject:
memoir;fiction;autobiography;non-fiction;humor;family;biography;death;american;novel;brothers;cancer;san francisco;orphans;literature;contemporary;postmodern;california;siblings;dave eggers;eggers;20th century;21st century;funny;contemporary fiction;grief
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 137
Publication Date:
20010213
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.15 x .79 in .75 lb

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