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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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ISBN13: 9780684863474
ISBN10: 0684863472
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Josh Levine, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Josh Levine)
One of the best books I've ever read.
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LadyKit, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by LadyKit)
People tend to either love or hate this book, and I am in the latter category. This book is breathtakingly beautiful, the tongue-in-cheek title is surprisingly accurate. At once hilarious and tragic, this is such a fine piece of literature.
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Jackie Sanders, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Jackie Sanders)
My pick for best book of the decade is A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. It was unique, funny and yes, heartbreaking. Loved it!
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Candace, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Candace)
I read this book when I was getting ready to move to the west coast. It was a perfect choice.
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Frank T, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Frank T)
There really isn't anything I can say that others haven't said already. This book changed literary culture in the United States.
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ISBN:
9780684863474
Subtitle:
A Memoir Based on a True Story
Author:
Unknown, Unknown
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Parents
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Series Volume:
97-484-C
Publication Date:
20000217
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.52x6.42x1.28 in. 1.61 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780684863474 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger....A comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries."
"Review" by , "A brave work, and not a little heartbreaking."
"Review" by , "Eggers unfailingly captures the reader with gorgeous conviction."
"Review" by , "A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented — yes, staggeringly talented — new writer."
"Review" by , "Scathingly perceptive and hysterically funny....Eggers reveals a true, and truly broken, heart."
"Review" by , "Eggers crafts something universal here, something raw and real and wonderful that transcends any zeitgeist and manages to deal trenchantly with 'big issues' that often prove too daunting for younger writers: mortality, youth, the artifice of writing, the Zen of Frisbee. This is laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable."
"Review" by , "It's James Joyce, back from the dead!....And he's got some Proust in him, the little 29-year-old-jerk, he's got the trammeling thoroughness of Proust's observation, his honest observations of artifice. The book is fine and different for earnest reasons, too....How generous of him to write this for us, to reveal all this so fearlessly, like Joyce, like Proust." Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review, 01/30/2000* --
"Synopsis" by , One of the most mesmerizing memoirs of the literary season: a wrenching, hilarious, and stylistically groundbreaking story of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.
"Synopsis" by , 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 eight-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. The Vintage edition includes a new appendix by the author.

"Synopsis" by , "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.

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