Dave Eggers

You Shall Know Our Velocity

Added on March 27, 2014

You Shall Know Our Velocity Dave Eggers McSweeney’s, U.S.A. 2002 This is Egger’s debut novel which came out two years after his best-selling memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It is his first book to be published under his own McSweeney’s imprint. McSweeney’s books are very collectible. They are creatively  designed and well-made. This [...]

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Added on June 16, 2012

Sacrament Dave Eggers McSweeney’s, U.S.A. 2003 Sacrament is basically Eggers’ previous novel You Shall Know Our Velocity with an extra section put in about two-thirds of the way through. The added 49 pages throw into question the reliability of the protagonist/narrator of You Shall Know Our Velocity. Eggers completely changes the context of the story. A neat [...]

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Added on August 18, 2011

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers Simon and Schuster, New York, 2000 Dave Eggers’ stellar debut book, a fresh and liberal take on the memoir genre, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It also made the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list and was named [...]

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What is the What

Added on July 21, 2010

What is the What Dave Eggers McSweeney’s, U.S.A. 2006 What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng is a fictionalized biography about one of the ‘lost boys of Sudan’. This novel won Eggers the 2009 Prix Medicis Etranger, an annual French award for a writer whose “fame does not yet match their talent.” This is [...]

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