A New York Times Notable Book
A Village Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and Minneapolis Star Tribune Best Book of the Year
Synopses & Reviews
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 cant really say why theyre doing it, just that it needs to be done. Perhaps its something to do with Jacks death perhaps theyll 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, its somewhere to get lost in...
"Endearing, funny...the prose is high on energy and Eggers's talents make it worth the trip" Guardian
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.