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
A new novel from bestselling author Dave Eggers.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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