A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Author(s): Dave Eggers

Literary Fiction

The international bestseller - now fifteen per cent more staggering '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 finished it, I wanted to dig back in and change everything around. So I'm looking forward to getting back into the text, straightening and focusing and deleting. Most of all, I'm thrilled that Picador will now be letting me include all the cool chase scenes, censored (wrongly, I think) in the US edition' - Dave Eggers When he was twenty-one, Dave Eggers's parents died of cancer within weeks of each other, and he became sibling-parent to his eight-year-old brother. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the story of that time: an inventive and heartfelt memoir about love and loss of a most terrible kind. The Picador paperback edition will include about a dozen new passages, and an entirely new appendix. 'Is this how all orphans would speak - "I am at once pitiful and monstrous, I know" - if they had Dave Eggers's prodigious linguistic gifts? For he does write wonderfully, and this is an extremely impressive debut' - John Banville, Irish Times

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780330484558
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : April 2001
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dave Eggers
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 437