A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Author(s): Dave Eggers

Modern & Contemporary Literature

"This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book." --San Francisco Chronicle

National Bestseller
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

A 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.


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" This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book."

Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, a quarterly journal and website (www.mcsweeneys.net), and his books include You Shall Know Our Velocity, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, and What is the What. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and Ocean Navigator. He is the recipient of the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Northern California.

General Fields

  • : 9780330456715
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : September 2007
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 973.92/092 B
  • : 973.92/092 B
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Dave Eggers
  • : Dave Eggers
  • : 7-Dec
  • : 7-Dec
  • : Paperback
  • : Biography & autobiography
  • : Paperback
  • : Biography & autobiography
  • : 496
  • : 496