A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers audiobook

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story

By Dave Eggers
Read by Dion Graham

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664452268

  • ISBN: 9781664560093

Runtime: 13.51 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for General Nonfiction

A 2000 Guardian First Book Award Finalist

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

Oprah Pick for Best Memoirs of a Generation

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book.” New York Times
“Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger…His book is a comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries.” Washington Post
“Funny, wildly intelligent.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Dave Eggers

Author Bio: Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of twelve books, including A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award, and What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France’s Prix Médicis Étranger and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His nonfiction and journalism have appeared in The Guardian, the New Yorker, and the Best American Essays. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company, and cofounder of Voice of Witness, a book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. He is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers with locations around the country, and of ScholarMarch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English