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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Forty Stories books This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.

The Circle

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A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius

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A Hologram for the King

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What Is the What

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Heroes of the Frontier

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A Hologram for the King

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The Executioner's Song

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You Shall Know Our Velocity

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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

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How We Are Hungry

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

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The Wild Things

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

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Surviving Justice

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Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

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Teachers Have It Easy

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What Is the What, You Shall Know Our Velocity, A Hologram for the King, The Circle, Zeitoun, Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans, Teachers Have It Easy, The Wild Things, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013, Surviving Justice, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, How We Are Hungry, Heroes of the Frontier, A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, A Hologram for the King, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, The Executioner's Song

The Circle

Dave EggersNow a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.


Dave EggersNational Bestseller 

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

New York Times Notable Book 
An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year
Huffington Post Best Book of the Year 
New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year 
Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year 
Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year 
San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year 
An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Decade

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius

Dave EggersFrom the author of The Circle—the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks!

"Exhilarating…Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious…A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The New York Times Book Review).

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 Hologram for the King

Dave EggersIn a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman 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.

What Is the What

Dave EggersNew York Times Notable Book
New York Times Bestseller

What Is the What
is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man.

Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure.
Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.
A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The CircleHeroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

A Hologram for the King

Dave EggersIn 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.

The Executioner's Song

Norman Mailer & Dave EggersNorman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous.

Mailer tells not only Gilmore's story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget.

(280,000 words)

You Shall Know Our Velocity

Dave EggersIn his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Dave EggersFrom Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Dave EggersThe Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, the very best pieces are selected by a leading writer in the field, making the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 includes

Daniel Alarcón, Clare Beams, Sloane Crosley, Anthony Doerr, Neil Gaiman, Mohammed Hanif, Mac McClelland, Michael Paterniti, Olivier Schrauwen,
Gary Shteyngart, and others

How We Are Hungry

Dave Eggers“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle

Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books—demonstrates his mastery of the short story.


"What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Him in the Dust"

"The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water"

"On Wanting to Have Three Walls Up Before She Gets Home"

"Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance"

"She Waits, Seething, Blooming"


"Your Mother and I"


"Notes for a Story of a Man Who Will Not Die Alone"

"About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her"

"Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"

"After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned"

From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

Dave EggersThe Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 includes

Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich,
Nora Krug, Julie Otsuka, Eric Puchner, George Saunders,
Adrian Tomine, Jess Walter, and others

The Wild Things

Dave EggersMax is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown  him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his family doesn’t want him anymore, Max flees home, finds a boat and sails away. Arriving on an island, he meets strange and giant creatures who rage and break things,  who trample and scream. These beasts do everything Max feels inside, and so, Max appoints himself their king. Here, on a magnificent adventure with these funny and complex monsters, Max can be the wildest thing of all.
In this visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic work, Dave Eggers brings an imaginary world vividly to life, telling the story of a lonely boy navigating the emotional journey away from boyhood.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

Dave EggersDave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

Surviving Justice

Dave Eggers, Lola Vollen & Scott TurowSurviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, through a combination of all-too-common factors—overzealous prosecutors, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation tactics, eyewitness misidentification— found themselves imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit. The stories these exonerated men and women tell are spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring. These narrators include:

Paul Terry, who spent twenty-seven years wrongfully imprisoned, and emerged psychologically devastated and barely able to communicate.

Beverly Monroe, an organic chemist who was coerced into falsely confessing to the murder of her lover. Free after seven years, she faces the daunting task of rebuilding her life from the ground up.

Joseph Amrine, who was sentenced to death for murder. Seventeen years later, when DNA evidence exonerated him, Amrine emerged from prison with nothing but the fourteen dollars in his inmate account.

Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

Dave Eggers, Kevin Shay, Lee Epstein, John Warner & Suzanne KleidNow more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin with.

What can be done to stop this relentless march of drabbery? Nothing. But perhaps this book can be used to dull the pain. Included herein:

The Ten Worst Films of All Time, as Reviewed by Ezra Pound over Italian Radio

Unused Audio Commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, Recorded Summer 2002, for The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring DVD (Platinum Series Extended Edition), Part One.

How Important Moments in My Life Would Have Been Different If I Was Shot in the Stomach

My Beard, Reviewed

Circumstances under Which I Would Have Sex with Some of My Fellow Jurors

Words That Would Make Nice Names for Babies, If It Weren't for Their Unsuitable Meanings

As a Porn Movie Titler, I May Lack Promise

Ineffective Ways to Subdue a Jaguar

Eleven Lunch Meats I Have Invented

Four Things I Would Have Said to Sylvia Plath if I Had Been Her Boyfriend

And much, much more, including 20 brilliant new lists . . .

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teachers Have It Easy

Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Clements Calegari, Dave Eggers & Henry Louis GatesSince its initial publication and multiple reprints in hardcover in 2005, Teachers Have It Easy has attracted the attention of teachers nationwide, appearing on the New York Times extended bestseller list, C-SPAN, and NPR’s Marketplace, in addition to receiving strong reviews nationwide. Now available for the first time in paperback, this groundbreaking book examines how bad policy makes teachers’ lives miserable.

Many teachers today must work two or more jobs to survive; they cannot afford to buy homes or raise families. Interweaving teachers’ voices from across the country with hard-hitting facts and figures, this book is a clear-eyed view of the harsh realities of public school teaching, without chicken-soup-for-the-soul success stories.

With a look at the problems of recruitment and retention, the myths of short workdays and endless summer vacations, the realities of the work week, and shocking examples of how society views America’s teachers, Teachers Have It Easy explores the best ways to improve public education and transform our schools.

Zeitoun (Versione italiana)

Dave EggersIn seguito all'uragano Kathrina, due residenti di lunga data a New Orleans, Abdulrahman e Kathy Zeitoun, si ritrovano a dover combattere una battaglia assurda contro forze che vanno ben oltre quelle del vento e dell'acqua. In questa opera di non fiction, sorprendente e profondamente umana, i lettori potranno vedere con occhi nuovi il peggior disastro naturale degli Stati Uniti, scoprendo tutte le speranze e le contraddizioni di un momento unico della storia americana.

"Immaginatevi un Charles Dickens, meno sentimentale ma coi suoi occhi di giornalista ben spalancati, a zonzo per New Orleans, dopo l'uragano Kathrina... Il tono di Eggers è perfetto: suspense mista alla dose di informazione necessaria a muovere i lettori allo scandalo e a quella che probabilmente è la reazione tipica: come può essere successa una cosa del genere in America?... Questa è nonfiction narrativa di gran classe... Fra cinquant'anni, quando qualcuno vorrà capire cosa sia successo a quella che era stata una grande città in occasione di un evento così vergognoso della nostra storia, dovrà ancora fare i conti con una famiglia di nome Zeitoun..."
"The New York Times Book Review"

"Zeitoun è una storia emozionante e affascinante che mette perfettamente in luce la tragedia di Kathrina, la vita dopo l'11 settembre degli arabi e dei musulmani, e la splendida natura della società multiculturale americana."
Yousef Munayyer, Comitato americano-arabo antidiscriminazione

Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly

Dave EggersA Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Dave Eggers displays his emotional range in this quiet tour-de-force from How We Are Hungry, the often funny and masterful collection of short fiction. 
After giving up responsibility, in her usual passive way, of much that has been of importance in her life—her adopted children, a condo, financial security—Rita pays for a guided hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. 
An ebook Short.

Surviving Justice

Dave EggersOn September 30, 2003, Calvin was declared innocent and set free from Angola State Prison, after serving 22 years for a crime he did not commit. Like many other exonerees, Calvin experienced a new world that was not open to him. Hitting the streets without housing, money, or a change of clothes, exonerees across America are released only to fend for themselves. In the tradition of Studs Terkel's oral histories, this book collects the voices and stories of the exonerees for whom life — inside and out — is forever framed by extraordinary injustice

Beyond the Possible

Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani & Dave EggersIn Beyond the Possible, Reverend Cecil Williams, one of the most well-known and provocative ministers in the United States, reflects on his fifty years creating radical social change as the head of San Francisco's Memorial Glide Church.

Williams' innovations, such as HIV testing during services, have drawn protest from more conservative factions within the Methodist Church, but his work in the community has drawn praise from the likes of Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffett.

Written with Glide Church founding pastor Janice Mirikitani, and with a foreword by Dave Eggers, Beyond the Possible is a book of wisdom, providing lessons that Reverend Williams has learned so that readers can learn to embrace their true selves, accept all those around them, and fully live day to day through social change as worship.

A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain & Dave EggersIn A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain’s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad, the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. “Here you have Twain’s inimitable mix,” writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, “of the folksy and the effortlessly erudite, his unshakable good sense and his legendary wit, his knack for the easy relation of a perfect anecdote, and some achingly beautiful nature writing.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the text of the first American edition and features new explanatory notes and a critical Afterword by Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph College in Connecticut.

Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades

826 National, Jennifer Traig & Dave EggersFantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing
This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as "Literary Facebooks," where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the "College Application Essay Boot Camp." These writing lessons are written by experts—and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too.
Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards
826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.

Her Right Foot

Dave EggersIf you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her?
She's in New York.
She's holding a torch.
And she's taking one step forward.
But why?
In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that? Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades

826 National, Jennifer Traig & Dave EggersCreative strategies for getting young students excited about writing
Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the lessons range from goofy fun (like "The Other Toy Story: Make Your Toys Come to Life") to practical, from sports to science, music to mysteries. These lessons are written by experts, and favorite novelists, actors, and other celebrities pitched in too. Lessons are linked to the Common Core State Standards.
A treasure trove of proven, field-tested lessons to teach writing skills Inventive and unique lessons will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students 826 National has locations in eight cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and Washington DC
826 National is a nonprofit organization, founded by Dave Eggers, and committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.

The Monk of Mokha

Dave EggersFrom the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four, unable to pay for college, and working as a doorman when he becomes fascinated with the rich history of coffee. He travels to Yemen and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. In 2015 he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs the country. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs rain down, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen, desperate to escape. A heart-pounding true story, The Monk of Mokha weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a US citizen--following the most American of dreams.

El Círculo

Dave EggersUna novela siniestramente verosímil sobre los peligros de la era digital.

El día que Mae Holland es contratada para trabajar en el Círculo, la empresa de internet más influyente del mundo, sabe que se le ha concedido la oportunidad de su vida.

A través de un innovador sistema operativo, el Círculo unifica direcciones de email, perfiles de redes sociales, operaciones bancarias y contraseñas de usuarios dando lugar a una única identidad virtual y veraz, en pos de una nueva era de civilidad y transparencia. Mae está entusiasmada con la modernidad y la actividad de la compañía, las espaciosas oficinas de diseño, las cafeterías acristaladas y las acogedoras instalaciones del campus. Cada día se celebran fiestas, conciertos al aire libre y actividades deportivas. Hay clubs de todo tipo, e incluso puede visitarse un exclusivo acuario de peces exóticos de la fosa de las Marianas. Mae se siente afortunada de formar parte del centro del mundo, a pesar de que se aleje cada vez más de su vida fuera del campus y de que su rol dentro del Círculo acabe siendo del dominio público.

Lo que empieza como la fascinante historia de ambición e idealismo de una mujer se convierte en una trepidante novela de suspense que plantea cuestiones tan vitales como la memoria, el pasado, la privacidad, la democracia y los límites del conocimiento humano.


«Eggers ha puesto su estilo y su pulso narrativo al servicio del tecnothriller: un escritura enérgica y eficaz.»

«Una parábola sobre los peligros de la era digital. Eggers nos recuerda cómo la utopía digital puede conducir a la "dataficación" de nuestra vida diaria, cómo la creencia en la sabiduría de la mayoría puede hundirnos en el decreto de las masas, cómo abrazar la idea de comunidad puede llevarnos a la anulación del individuo.»
The New York Times

«El Círculo es una hábil y moderna síntesis de ingenio swiftiano y pronosticación orwelliana [...], un trabajo tan relacionado con nuestro tiempo que podría ser considerado la observación satírica más acertada del principio de la era de internet.»
The Guardian

«Fascinante [...]. Eggers consigue que nos suba la adrenalina [...]. Una novela de ideas [...]. Puro entretenimiento, pero del estimulante.»
Margaret Atwood, The New York Review of Books

«La mayoría nos imaginamos el totalitarismo como algo que se impone, pero ¿y si fuéramos los cómplices en nuestra propia opresión? Este es el escenario de la ambiciosa, aterrorizante y siniestramente verosímil nueva novela de Eggers [...]. Las comparaciones con Un mundo feliz y 1984 serán inevitables.»

«Ambientada, valiente y audazmente, en un futuro no muy lejano, la novela es en parte sátira y en parte thriller corporativo. Pero sobre todo es una historia que nos alerta sobre las amenazas contra la privacidad, la libertad yla democracia.»
USA Today

The Voice of Witness Reader

Dave EggersFor ten years, Voice of Witness has illuminated contemporary human rights crises through its remarkable oral history book series. Founded by Dave Eggers, Lola Vollen and Mimi Lok, Voice of Witness has amplified the stories of hundreds of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including men and women living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Colombia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe; public housing residents and undocumented workers in the United States; and exploited workers around the globe. This selection of narratives from these remarkable men and women is many things: an astonishing record of human rights issues in the 21st century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better the understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.


Dave EggersEn la línea de Qué es el qué, Zeitoun narra la trágica historia de Zeitoun y su familia mientras el huracán Katrina arrasaba Nueva Orleans.

Abdulrahman Zeitoun fue uno de los héroes anónimos del Katrina. Durante los días que siguieron al paso del huracán, navegó por las calles inundadas de Nueva Orleans en una vieja canoa ayudando a sus vecinos. Una semana más tarde fue arrestado y acusado de pertenecer a Al Qaeda.

Esta es la historia real de Zeitoun.
Esta es la historia de Nueva Orleans.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Una denuncia de los errores gubernamentales y judiciales que ocurrieron al paso del Katrina, pero más allá de eso, una desgarradora historia sobre la familia, la fe y, al final, sobre la esperanza. [...] Haga lo que haga Eggers en el futuro su trabajo importa y la gente debería prestar atención.»
Pasha Malla, The Toronto Globe and Mail

«Zeitoun es una historia sobre los desastres políticos más reprobables de la administración Bush -la guerra contra el terrorismo y la respuesta al huracán Katrina- cuando chocan el uno contra el otro e impactan contra una familia.»
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

«¿Qué te cabrea más? ¿La manera en que gestionaron las autoridades el huracán Katrina o el tratamiento que reciben los árabes desde el 11 septiembre de 2001? ¿No sabes por qué decidirte? Dave Eggers tiene el libro que estabas buscando [...] Zeitoun es una forma cálida, excitante y fresca de experimentar el huracán Katrina [...] Eggers narra una historia completamente nueva y tan exasperante que me hizo montar en cólera.»
Dan Baum, San Francisco Chronicle

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

Dave EggersThe Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world’s only bright-orange bridge. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

In this book, fellow bridge-lovers Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols tell the story of how it happened—how a bridge that some people wanted to be red and white, and some people wanted to be yellow and black, and most people wanted simply to be gray, instead became, thanks to the vision and stick-to-itiveness of a few peculiar architects, one of the most memorable man-made objects ever created.

Told with playful paper cut-outs and irresistible prose, This Bridge Will Not Be Gray is a joyful history lesson in picture-book form—a gorgeously crafted story that teaches us how beauty and inspiration tend to come from the most unexpected places. Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe in, even if it’s just a color.

McSweeney's Issue 46

Dave EggersIn thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan prisons to Uruguayan resorts to blood-drenched bedrooms in Mexico and Peru, and even, briefly, to Epcot Center and the Havana home of a Cuban transsexual named Amy Winehouse. Featuring contemporary writers from ten different countries—including Alejandro Zambra, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Andres Ressia Colino, Mariana Enriquez, and many more—McSweeney’s 46 offers an essential cross-section of the troubles and temptations confronting the region today. It’s crucial reading for anyone interested in the shifting topography of Latin American literature and Latin American life, and a collection of writing to rival anything we’ve assembled in years.

Ungrateful Mammals

Dave EggersEggers is one of the most notable writers of his generation, recognized for such bestsell­ing and critically acclaimed books as A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Circle. Before he embarked on his writing career, Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spent many years as a professional illus­trator and graphic designer before turning to writ­ing full-time. More recently, in order to raise money for ScholarMatch, his college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art, and the results have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country. Usually involving the pairing of an animal with humorous or biblical text, the results are wry, oddly anthropomorphic tableaus that create a very entertaining and eccentric body of work from one of today’s leading culture makers.

Shadow Show #4

Dave Eggers, Charles Yu, Mort Castle, Sam Weller, Matthew Dow Smith, Christine Larsen, S L Gallant & Christian WildgooseIn Shadow Show, acclaimed writers and artists come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury! The stories featured include “Who Knocks,” written by Dave Eggers with art by Matthew Dow Smith, a classic horror tale about what lurks beneath the water; “Earth: A Gift Shop” by Charles Yu and Christine Larsen, about the future role of our planet as an intergalactic curio shop; and “Altenmoor, where the dogs dance” by Mort Castle and S L Gallant, where a young boy discovers the world that his grandfather wrote about in his fantasy novels.

Un holograma para el rey

Dave EggersEl libro en que se basa la película protagonizada por Tom Hanks Esperando al Rey.

Esta es la historia de Alan Clay, un empresario con una difícil vida íntima que se enfrenta a una importante reunión de trabajo que puede cambiarle la vida.

Estamos en 2010 y Alan Clay está en Yida esperando a reunirse con el rey Abdalá. Con más de cincuenta años, Alan se siente un fracasado. Y quizá lo sea: es un empresario norteamericano ahogado por las deudas, acosado por los acreedores y angustiado por la certeza de no poder pagar la matrícula de la universidad de su hija. Por si fuera poco, ahora le ha aparecido un extraño bulto en el cuello y su ex mujer vive en estado de furia permanente. Esta reunión es su última oportunidad para darle un giro a su vida: si él y su equipo fueran capaces de venderle la idea al rey y conseguir el contrato...

En Un holograma para el rey, Dave Eggers nos muestra la lucha de un hombre para mantenerse y mantener a su familia en los difíciles tiempos de la economía global. Esta novela intensa, rica en detalles y matices, es una valiente evocación del momento que vivimos, y la apasionante historia de cómo hemos llegado aquí.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Dave Eggers se ha convertido en un auténtico fenómeno dentro de la pujante nueva literatura estadounidense.»
Javier Montero, El Mundo

Ahora sabréis lo que es correr

Dave EggersUna historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial, para escribir una aventura disparatada y quijotesca.

Un golpe de suerte. Ochenta mil dólares. Dos amigos, Will y Hand, dos personajes quijotescos y disparatados. Un mundo por delante y una idea: repartir ese dinero entre los más necesitados. Prostíbulos, carreras, sobornos, amenazas, lecciones aprendidas, y bajo este manto de aventuras se detecta el enfrentamiento entre la principal potencia mundial y el Tercer Mundo, y el sentimiento de culpa del hombre blanco occidental.

«Un gran libro que anuncia a bombo y platillo el debut de un brillante -sí, asombrosamente brillante- nuevo escritor.»
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

L'opera struggente di un formidabile genio

Dave EggersÈ un gelido inverno quello in cui una famiglia borghese di Chicago viene travolta, nel giro di pochi mesi, da un duplice, inaccettabile lutto. E così Dave, ventiduenne, si ritrova da un giorno all'altro a fare da padre e madre al piccolo Toph, di soli otto anni. Il mondo li attende e loro due non hanno nessuna intenzione di farlo aspettare: Dave vende la casa di famiglia, sale in macchina e si dirige insieme al fratellino verso il sole della California, trasformando un evento devastante nell'inizio di una nuova vita piena di libertà... Comincia così il racconto, imbevuto di tenerezza, candore, coscienza di sé e disarmante megalomania, delle vicende di un ventenne di oggi alle prese con baby-sitter, cene precotte, MTV e la rivoluzione digitale. L'opera struggente di un formidabile genio è un libro inatteso e irresistibile, ma è anche e soprattutto un'affascinante esplorazione delle nuove frontiere della letteratura contemporanea.

Der Circle

Dave Eggers"Das ›1984‹ fürs Internetzeitalter" Zeit online
Das Kultbuch jetzt auf Deutsch
Leben in der schönen neuen Welt des total transparenten Internets: Mit "Der Circle" hat Dave Eggers einen hellsichtigen, hochspannenden Roman über die Abgründe des gegenwärtigen Vernetzungswahns geschrieben. Ein beklemmender Pageturner, der weltweit Aufsehen erregt.
Huxleys "Schöne neue Welt" reloaded: Die 24-jährige Mae Holland ist überglücklich. Sie hat einen Job ergattert in der hippsten Firma der Welt, beim "Circle", einem freundlichen Internetkonzern mit Sitz in Kalifornien, der die Geschäftsfelder von Google, Apple, Facebook und Twitter geschluckt hat, indem er alle Kunden mit einer einzigen Internetidentität ausstattet, über die einfach alles abgewickelt werden kann. Mit dem Wegfall der Anonymität im Netz – so ein Ziel der "drei Weisen", die den Konzern leiten – wird es keinen Schmutz mehr geben im Internet und auch keine Kriminalität. Mae stürzt sich voller Begeisterung in diese schöne neue Welt mit ihren lichtdurchfluteten Büros und High-Class-Restaurants, wo Sterneköche kostenlose Mahlzeiten für die Mit-arbeiter kreieren, wo internationale Popstars Gratis-Konzerte geben und fast jeden Abend coole Partys gefeiert werden. Sie wird zur Vorzeigemitarbeiterin und treibt den Wahn, alles müsse transparent sein, auf die Spitze. Doch eine Begegnung mit einem mysteriösen Kollegen ändert alles …
Mit seinem neuen Roman "Der Circle" hat Dave Eggers ein packendes Buch über eine bestürzend nahe Zukunft geschrieben, einen Thriller, der uns ganz neu über die Bedeutung von Privatsphäre, Demokratie und Öffentlichkeit nachdenken und den Wunsch aufkommen lässt, die Welt und das Netz mögen uns bitte manchmal vergessen.

Il cerchio

Dave Eggers"Mio Dio, questo è un paradiso" pensa Mae Holland un assolato lunedì di giugno quando fa il suo ingresso al Cerchio. Mai avrebbe pensato di lavorare in un posto simile: la più influente azienda al mondo nella gestione di informazioni web, un asteroide lanciato nel futuro e pronto a imbarcare migliaia di giovani menti. Mae adora tutto del Cerchio: gli open space avveniristici, le palestre e le piscine distribuite ai piani, la zona riposo con i materassi per chi si trovasse a passare la notte al lavoro, i tavoli da ping pong per scaricare la tensione, le feste organizzate, perfino l'acquario con rarissimi pesci tropicali. Pur di far parte della comunità di eletti del Cerchio, Mae non esita ad acconsentire alla richiesta di rinunciare alla propria privacy per un regime di trasparenza assoluta. "Se non sei trasparente, cos'hai da nascondere?" è uno dei motti aziendali. Cioè, condividere sul web qualsiasi esperienza personale, trasmettere in streaming la propria vita. Nessun problema per Mae, tanto la vita fuori dal Cerchio non è che un miraggio sfocato e privo di fascino. Perlomeno fino a quando un ex collega non la fa riflettere: il progetto di usare i social network per creare un mondo più sano e più sicuro è davvero privo di conseguenze o rende gli esseri umani più esposti e fragili, alla fine più manipolabili? Se crolla la barriera tra pubblico e privato, non crolla forse anche la barriera che ci protegge dai totalitarismi? Presto quella che sembrava la storia delle idealistiche ambizioni di una donna diventa una storia di suspense, un'indagine a tutto campo sulle questioni della memoria, della privacy, della democrazia e dei limiti (valicabili o meno) posti alla conoscenza umana.


Dave EggersOrwells 1984 i modern tappning

Mae Holland är 24 år när hon rekryteras av The Circle, världens mest prestigefyllda internetföretag. Med hjälp av kraftfulla operativsystem, som länkar e-postadresser, sociala medier, internetbetalningar och mycket annat, kan företaget följa och kartlägga människor i vardagen. En teknik som lett till att större delen av jordens befolkning har personliga konton som tillsammans bildar – och som kontrolleras av – The Circle.

Den karriärslystna Mae blir en nyckelfigur i företaget och går med på att bära en liten kamera som dokumenterar hennes liv, tjugofyra timmar om dygnet. Vardag och arbetsliv börjar allt mer likna en direktsänd dokusåpa, hon förlorar kontakten med vänner, familj och inte minst med sig själv. Allt Mae tar sig för handlar i slutändan om att tillfredsställa The Circle. Men till sist börjar även hon ifrågasätta de mytomspunna ägarna som verkar ha en helt egen agenda.

Dave Eggers har skrivit en brännande aktuell och tankeväckande bok om en framtid som redan är här. The Circle är en roman om integritet, demokrati och motsättningen mellan individens frihet och storföretagens tilltagande makt. Det är en otäck men verklighetstrogen beskrivning av ett samhälle vars medborgare riskerar att förvandlas till digitala varumärken.

Översättare: Christian Ekvall

Ologramma per il re

Dave EggersC'è un uomo, Alan Clay. È americano, divorziato, ha una figlia da mantenere, un'ex moglie che vive in California, che non intende contribuire in alcun modo alle spese e non fa che ripetergli di comportarsi da uomo. Ma che uomo è Alan Clay? Ha cinquantaquattro anni ed è senza lavoro. Per l'America aziendale è un soggetto inutilizzabile, bizzarro quanto un aeroplano fatto con il fango. La crisi dei mercati e della sua vita privata l'ha lasciato stremato, tendenzialmente ubriaco, con un conto cronicamente in rosso, ma ora non ha scelta: se vuole pagare le tasse del college di sua figlia, deve trovarsi presto un lavoro, e ben pagato. La sua unica chance si chiama re Abdullah, il miliardario sovrano dell'Economic City, un'immensa oasi in mezzo al nulla destinata a diventare la città del futuro.
Il compito di Alan è difficilissimo. Deve convincere re Abdullah ad acquistare la sua mirabolante invenzione. Un ologramma in grado di far apparire chiunque in 3D, direttamente nella tenda del sovrano. Ma cosa succede se il re tarda ad arrivare? Se i funzionari rimbalzano Alan da un ufficio all'altro? L'esilio rischia di diventare interminabile. E mentre cerca disperatamente di evitare l'ennesimo fiasco della sua vita con la bella dottoressa Zahra Hakem, Alan scopre però che lì in mezzo al deserto una cosa la può fare: scrivere a sua figlia e provare a spiegarle che un genitore non è altro che un essere umano come gli altri, che fa degli errori e ha un ruolo piccolo nel mondo e nella storia, ma può pur sempre essere qualcosa di importante nella vita di qualcun altro. Ologramma per il re mette in scena una strepitosa allegoria delle frustrazioni della middle class, di migliaia di lavoratori occidentali che vedono sfuggire il proprio lavoro verso le frontiere dei nuovi stati emergenti, mentre crolla il sogno americano e le persone reali si perdono nel mondo virtuale. Dave Eggers torna al romanzo, ed è subito una lettura imprescindibile.

Erano solo ragazzi in cammino

Dave EggersIn questo sconvolgente e bellissimo romanzo, Eggers racconta la storia della guerra civile in Sudan attraverso gli occhi di Valentino Achak Deng, un giovanissimo profugo che ora vive negli Stati Uniti. Seguiamo così la sua storia mentre, ancora bambino, si trova costretto a fuggire dal suo villaggio, dopo l'ennesima strage, e si incammina insieme a migliaia di altri orfani alla volta dell'Etiopia, dove per un po' sarà al sicuro. Le traversie di Valentino, che sono davvero di sapore biblico, lo mettono in contatto con soldati governativi, miliziani allo stato brado, ribelli, mine antiuomo, iene, leoni, malattie, fame, sete e privazioni di ogni sorta - ma anche con una serie di storie tanto struggenti quanto inattese.
La limpida prosa di Eggers dà a Valentino una voce unica, affascinante e sobria, capace di rendere il suo racconto ora straziante, ora divertente, ora inquietante, ora poetico. Il risultato è una narrazione terribile della tragedia sudanese, ma anche un'emblematica saga della modernità - della ricerca di una casa e di una propria identità in un mondo perennemente instabile e impazzito.

Conoscerete la nostra velocità (Mondadori)

Dave EggersIl racconto esilarante, meraviglioso e commovente di due amici, Will e Hand, che decidono di fare il giro del mondo per liberarsi di una somma di denaro che la sorte ha messo loro inaspettatamente tra le mani. Purtroppo viaggiare si rivelerà un compito difficile al di là di qualunque previsione e i due scopriranno che ancor più difficile sarà sbarazzarsi di quei soldi.
Il sofferto e coinvolgente racconto della presa di coscienza, da parte di due giovani, della sofferenza, della morte e dell'inebriante imprevedibilità dell'esistenza. Una storia estremamente personale, ma anche una vigorosa allegoria morale sulle difficoltà degli americani a confrontarsi con il mondo intorno a loro.

La fame che abbiamo

Dave EggersLa fame che abbiamo è un insieme di storie che ci riportano, con tutta la loro sorprendente capacità di emozionare, al fascino originale dell' Opera struggente di un formidabile genio, il romanzo che ha rivelato al mondo lo stile incredibilmente inventivo, emotivamente forte, divertente e assolutamente unico di Dave Eggers: l'autore statunitense più ammirato e imitato della sua generazione, uno dei protagonisti più importanti del rinnovamento e dello svecchiamento della narrativa mondiale. Benché soggetti e ambientazioni siano i più diversi (si passa dai ricordi di un setter irlandese in fuga alle meditazioni umoristiche e agrodolci sul suicidio e sull'amicizia), in realtà il libro costituisce un'avventura narrativa organicamente strutturata che fotografa dai più lontani punti di osservazione quella ineludibile domanda, quella ricerca, ora affannosa ora giocosa, di qualcosa al di fuori di noi, di un senso, di una direzione: la fame che abbiamo - per l'appunto - che è al centro delle nostre vite.

Le creature selvagge

Dave EggersNel 1963 l'autore e illustratore americano Maurice Sendak pubblicò Nel paese dei mostri selvaggi: il libro narrava la storia di Max, che una sera mentre gioca in casa combina un guaio. Per punirlo, la mamma lo manda a letto senza cena. Nella cameretta, con l'aiuto della sua immaginazione, il bambino fa sorgere una specie di giungla e intraprende un viaggio alla volta del Paese delle creature selvagge. Sebbene si tratti di mostri terribili e davvero spaventosi, Max è in grado di soggiogarli fino addirittura a diventarne il Re. In breve tempo il libro divenne un classico per l'infanzia di tutto il mondo.
Qualche anno fa, il regista di culto Spike Jonze ha deciso di trasformare quella storia in un film e ha chiesto a Dave Eggers di lavorare alla sceneggiatura. L'incredibile sensibilità per il mondo infantile e il suo immaginario e le sue straordinarie capacità di narratore fanno di Eggers il perfetto erede e continuatore di una figura leggendaria come Sendak. Dal suo lavoro con Jonze è nato un romanzo, questo romanzo.
Le creature selvagge è una favola per lettori di tutte le età piena di magia e di avventura, che ci porterà in compagnia di Max in un viaggio attraverso una terra meravigliosa e bizzarra... Un viaggio mozzafiato e affascinante nel corso del quale tutte le paure e le angosce dell'infanzia diventano le creature selvagge con le quali deve misurarsi Max. E con le quali si misura ognuno di noi. Ogni giorno.

Qué es el qué

Dave EggersQué es el Qué nos acerca a los conflictos bélicos, la experiencia de los refugiados de todo el mundo y los sueños que hacen que millones de africanos emprendan cada año viajes inimaginables.

«Una novela sobre la asombrosa capacidad de un niño para soportar atrocidad tras atrocidad sin abandonar la decencia, la amabilidad y la esperanza de tener un hogar y ser aceptado. Es imposible leer este libro y no sentirnos más humildes, más sabios, transformados. Creo que nunca olvidaré la historia de Valentino Achak Deng.»
Khaled Hosseini, autor de Mil soles espléndidos

En esta emocionante y conmovedora novela, Dave Eggers narra la vida de Valentino Achak Deng, uno de los niños perdidos de la guerra civil de Sudán. La historia comienza cuando las milicias árabes arrasan su pueblo. Sin saber qué ha sido de sus padres, Valentino emprende, junto a otros niños, un viaje a piehacia los campos de refugiados de Etiopía y Kenia.

Qué es el Qué recrea su periplo a través de un territorio sembrado de minas y animales salvajes, a merced del hambre, las enfermedades y la crueldad de rebeldes y milicianos, un periplo en el que, a pesar de todo, queda un resquicio para un romance inesperado. Su larga travesía está basada en los hechos reales que Valentino contó a Eggers mientras escribía esta novela.

Guardianes de la intimidad

Dave EggersRelatos precisos y afinados y audazmente experimentales de la mano de uno de los autores americanos de primera línea.

Los quince relatos de Guardianes de la intimidad abarcan escenarios y personajes tan apasionantes como líricos: la historia de supervivencia de un setter irlandés, la proeza irónica de una mujer que escala el Kilimanjaro, la relación amorosa sin amor de dos viejos amigos en Costa Rica... Todos ellos muestran la plenitud narrativa de Eggers, un autor que puede ser devastador, lúcido y divertido hasta extremos impensables.

«Uno de los autores más interesantes de la literatura norteamericana reciente.»
Jordí Puntí, El País

Una historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial

Dave EggersUna historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial es el relato autobiográfico de Dave Eggers en el que cuenta cómo tras la muerte de sus padres tiene que hacerse cargo de su hermano pequeño.

Tras la muerte de sus padres, Dave se encuentra de un día para otro al cuidado de su hermano Toph, de ocho años. Lo que en principio parece un acontecimiento devastador se transforma en un revulsivo: la vida está llena de infinitas posibilidades y el mundo es un lugar demasiado grande y excitante como para hacerlo esperar, así que Dave vende la casa familiar y emprende con su hermano un viaje por carretera en busca del sol californiano.

Con su primer libro, estas memorias noveladas, Dave Eggers atrajo inmediatamente la atención de la crítica internacional e inauguró su estilo narrativo, lleno de juegos literarios. Cargada de ternura y sentido del humor, Una historia conmovedora, asombrosa y genial es un canto a la vida y la juventud.

«Una obra virtuosa, grande, atrevida, maniaco-depresiva, que anuncia ruidosamente el debut de un nuevo escritor lleno de talento, sí, lleno de un asombroso talento.»
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

«La fuerza y la energía que atraviesan este libro podrían mover un tren.»
David Sedaris

«En este libro Eggers crea algo universal, algo crudo y real y maravilloso que trasciende cualquier espíritu de época y consigue tratar mordazmente temas importantes que a menudo resultan demasiado desalentadores para escritores jóvenes; mortalidad, juventud, el artificio de escribir. Este es un libro hermosamente conseguido, que arranca carcajadas y resulta completamente inolvidable.»
San Francisco Chronicle

Los monstruos

Dave EggersDivertida, oscura y vital, Los monstruos nos narra la historia de un niño solitario a punto de abandonar el terreno emocional de la infancia.

En una versión libre del cuento clásico infantil de Maurice Sendak y a partir del guión de Dave Eggers y Spike Jonze basado en él, Los monstruos es una novela sobre la confusión de un niño, Max, que se abre paso en un mundo que no puede controlar. Su padre se ha marchado, su madre pasa el tiempo con su joven novio y su hermana está entrando en la adolescencia y ya no se interesa por él. Al mismo, Max se descubre capaz de asombrosos actos de rebeldía: se disfraza de lobo y muerde a su madre, y no siempre logra dominar sus arrebatos.

Durante una pelea en casa, Max huye corriendo al bosque. Allí encuentra una barca, sube a bordo y acaba en mar abierto, a la deriva. Desembarca en la isla de los monstruos y pronto se convierte en su rey. Pero las cosas se complican cuando Max comprende que los monstruos esperan tanto de él como él de ellos.

Kungens hologram

Dave EggersMångbottnad, humoristisk och vemodig roman av kultförfattaren

Tiden har sprungit ifrån Alan Clay. Han är inte den lyckade säljare han en gång var och det var längesedan han presterade något av värde. I ett sista desperat försök att rädda sig från personlig konkurs antar han uppdraget att sälja amerikansk datateknologi till en ofärdig stad i Saudiarabien.

Men väl på plats i staden blir ingenting som han har tänkt sig. Den saudiske kungen tycks aldrig ha tid att titta på deras sofistikerade hologram. Så Alan och hans team väntar. Och väntar.

Kungens hologram är en mångbottnad och vemodigt humoristisk berättelse om en vilsen man i en föränderlig värld.

Översättare: Mats Hörmark
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