A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

fiction contemporary challenging reflective slow-paced

312 pages | first published 2012


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 Ki...
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