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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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ISBN13: 9780241142288
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Awards

A New York Times Notable Book
A Village Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and Minneapolis Star Tribune Best Book of the Year

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Will and Hand are burdened by $38,000 and the memory of their friend Jack. Taking a week out of their lives, they decide to travel around the world to give the money away. They can?t really say why they?re doing it, just that it needs to be done. Perhaps it?s something to do with Jack?s death ? perhaps they?ll find the reason later. But as their plans are frustrated, twisted and altered at every step and the natives prove far from grateful to their benefactors, Will and Hand find that the world is an infinitely bigger, more surreal and exhilarating place than they ever realised. In fact, it?s somewhere to get lost in...

Review:

"Endearing, funny...the prose is high on energy and Eggers's talents make it worth the trip" Guardian

Synopsis:

Will and Hand, two young Americans, decide to travel around the world handing over large amounts of money to those who need it. This trip will, they hope, be an answer to the overwhelming grief they feel after their friend's death. But, as they soon find out, nothing is quite so simple.

About the Author

Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, a small group that sells taxidermy equipment and also produces books, a literary quarterly, and The Believer, a monthly review. McSweeney's, based in San Francisco, is also home to 826 Valencia, a non-profit educational center for Bay Area youth, which also sells pirate supplies. Eggers's first book was A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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missnikkaphon, December 22, 2006 (view all comments by missnikkaphon)
This book threw me off with its first sentence, and proceeded almost to drag me through the main characters' adventure. Eggers' writing is outstanding and conveys Will's struggle beautifully; every feeling from triumph to desire for revenge is depicted more vividly than is realistic, with an urgency as great as that found in Will and Hand's trip. Read this book!

And, seriously, get it in hardcover. The first-page-front-cover is extremely nifty.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780241142288
Author:
Eggers, Dave
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PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
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Publication Date:
20030227
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
216 x 140 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Will and Hand, two young Americans, decide to travel around the world handing over large amounts of money to those who need it. This trip will, they hope, be an answer to the overwhelming grief they feel after their friend's death. But, as they soon find out, nothing is quite so simple.
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