A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
By Dave Eggers
In a emerging Saudi Arabian urban, faraway from weary, recession-scarred the USA, a suffering businessman pursues a last-ditch try and stave off foreclosures, pay his daughter’s university university, and eventually do anything nice. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us worldwide to teach how one guy fights to carry himself and his splintering kin jointly within the face of the worldwide economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a robust evocation of our modern second — and a relocating tale of ways we came.
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