Heroes of the Frontier

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Product Details
Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781101974636

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About the Author
DAVE EGGERS is the author of many books, among them The Circle, The Eyes and the Impossible, The Monk of Mokha, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. He is the cofounder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing and tutoring center which has inspired dozens of similar nonprofit organizations around the world, and the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publisher. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and is the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education, and the American Book Award.
Reviews
"Among his bestselling literary fiction peers, Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America. He's been going at it so regularly, and so swiftly, that he's keeping pace with the times, if not getting a half-step ahead... When Eggers draws the present into his fiction, it's there not just as window dressing or setting; it tells us something about ourselves... Heroes gives us a woman who's at the end of her rope, in a place of salvation without the wherewithal to seek it, as its promise goes up in flames."
--Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

"This is a novel about America, about what forces people to leave 'the lower 48' to seek refuge in a forbidding, unpeopled landscape... Eggers renders it with such passion and good humour, and describes the 'land of mountains and light' in such stirring, lustrous prose... There is a feeling of utopianism about the novel, a sense that, in Alaska, some original American dream slumbers just beneath the ice... Heroes of the Frontier acts on the reader like a breath of Alaskan air, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart."
--Alex Preston, The Guardian (U.K)

"The phenomenally productive Eggers has talent to spare... In his books he has revealed a remarkable aptitude for inhabiting otherness and illuminating the world's darker corners... Heroes of the Frontier again offers complex, believable characters... Entertains, often spectacularly."
--Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review

"Captivating.... Part adventure, part social critique, the book is occasionally harrowing and often very funny... As Eggers takes Josie through wildfires, avalanches, lightning strikes and narrow escapes from the long arm of the law, he suggests there's something a little heroic in all of us." --Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury News

"Eggers, writing with exuberant imagination, incandescent precision, and breathless propulsion, casts divining light on human folly and generosity and the glories and terror of nature. This uproarious quest, this breathless journey from lost to found, this delirious American road-trip saga, is fueled by uncanny insight, revolutionary humor, and profound pleasure in the absurd and the sublime."
--Donna Seaman, Booklist (Starred Review)