- Published: New York : Vintage Books, 2001.
- Year Published: 2001
- Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
- Description: xvii, 437, 48 p. ; 21 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
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Call number: 921 Eggers, Dave
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor
Addendum bound upside down.
Incomplete guide to symbols and metaphors -- Through the small tall bathroom window, etc. -- Please look, can you see us, etc. -- Enemies list, etc. -- Oh I could be going out, sure -- Outside its blue-black-getting darker, etc. -- When we hear the news at First -- Fuck it. Stupid show, etc. -- We can't do anything about the excrement -- Robert Urich says no. We were so close -- Of course it's cold -- Black Sands Beach is.
A memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply hearfelt story of the love that holds a family together.
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He's blunt about his family tragedies, his relationship with his siblings, his successes and his failures. At times this bluntness is startling, at times, refreshing.
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