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A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the decline of American industry from one of the most important, socially-aware novelists of our time. In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment--and a moving story of how we got here.ReviewNATIONAL BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Book Review Best BookA New Zealand Listener Best BookA New York Times Notable BookA Globe and Mail Best BookA Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Fiction BookAn Indigo Best Book An Amazon.ca Best Book An Amazon.com Best Book A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Finalist 2012 - National Book Award LONGLISTED 2014 - International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award""A comic but deeply affecting tale about one man's travails that also provides a bright, digital snapshot of our times."" --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times""An extraordinary work of timely and provocative themes, including the decline of American manufacturing, the sufferings of the middle class and the collapse of the global economy.... A writer of the highest order.... A Hologram for the King is an outstanding achievement in Eggers's already impressive career, and an essential read.""--San Francisco ChronicleAbout the AuthorDave Eggers is the bestselling author of Zeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His novel What Is the What was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Medici.
- ISBN: 9780345807595