Format:
Book
Author:
Title:
Publisher, Date:
San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2012.
Description:
312 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
In 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.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781936365746 (trade)
193636574X (trade)
Other Number:
793580554
System Availability:
3
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
3
Control Number:
595419
Call Number:
X EGGE
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3
Availability
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Alan Clay (Male), Sales representative, Divorced, Father, Struggling to keep his house from being foreclosed and keep his daughter in college; travels to the Middle East to demonstrate a holographic teleconference to
Genre
Fiction
Cautionary tale
Sociological
Allegory
Topics
Salesmen and salesmanship
Hardship
Financial problems
Middle classes
Desperation
Journeys
Holograms
Middle aged men
Self-pity
American Dream
Divorced men
Globalization
Baby Boom generation
Setting
Saudi Arabia - Asia
- Middle East
Time Period
2010 -- 21st century
Large Cover Image
Summary
In 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.
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Book
2012

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