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.
Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern),… More about Dave Eggers
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year “Dave Eggers is a prince among men. . . . A strike against the current state of global economic injustice.” —Vanity Fair
“A tour de force. . . . [Eggers’] prose is supple, transparent and surprising.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Haunting character-driven narratives….Eggers is a master.” —Entertainment Weekly
“One of the many pleasures in reading How We Are Hungry…is that it reminds you of his abilities as a writer. He can dazzle…he can move effortlessly between classic storytelling and the more experimental.” —Salon