What Is the What

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
538
Dimensions
5.26 X 0.95 X 8.12 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307385901
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About the Author

Dave Eggers is the author of three previous books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry. He is the editor of McSweeney's, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company, and is cofounder of 826 Valencia, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for young people. His interest in oral history led to his 2004 cofounding of Voice of Witness, a nonprofit series of books that use oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. As a journalist, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Believer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and daughter.

Reviews

"[An] Astonishing story ... of immerse power, emotion and even, in the midst of horror, beauty." --Salman Rushdie

"Told with humor, humanity, and bottomless compassion for his subject. . . . It is impossible to read this book and not be humbled, enlightened, transformed." --Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

"Lit by lightning flashes of humor, wisdom and charm. . . . An extraordinary work of witness, and of art." --Francine Prose, The New York Times Book Review

"A moving, frightening, improbably beautiful book." --Lev Grossman, Time

"A testament to the triumph of hope over experience, human resilience over tragedy and disaster." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"An absolute classic. . . . Compelling, important, and vital to the understanding of the politics and emotional consequences of oppression." --Jonathan Durbin, People

"A sweet and sometimes very funny story of one boy's coming of age. . . . Strange, beautiful and unforgettable." --John Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle
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