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Feb 13, 2001
| ISBN 9780375725784
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Feb 13, 2001 | ISBN 9780375725784
“This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book.” —San Francisco ChronicleNational Bestseller Pulitzer Prize FinalistA book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. 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 Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read for decades to come.
DAVE EGGERS is the author of many books, among them The Circle—the companion to the book you are holding—and also The Monk of Mokha, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. He is… More about Dave Eggers
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