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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Contributor(s): Eggers, Dave (Author)

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ISBN: 0375725784     ISBN-13: 9780375725784
Publisher: Vintage
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2001
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Annotation: The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving 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 heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read in paperback for decades to come. The Vintage edition includes a new appendix by the author.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Editors, Journalists, Publishers
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
- Biography & Autobiography | Literary Figures
Dewey: B
LCCN: 00043832
Lexile Measure: 1050(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1" H x 5.1" W x 8" (0.70 lbs) 496 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Sex & Gender - Masculine
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Topical - Family
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Guardian First Book Award, Nominee, First Book, 2000
Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 03/02/2001 pg. 63
New York Times 03/04/2001 pg. 32
Entertainment Weekly 02/19/2008 pg. 98
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2008 pg. 98
Newsweek 07/13/2009 pg. 66
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 74907
Reading Level: 6.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 21.0
 
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Publisher Description:
This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book. --San Francisco Chronicle

National Bestseller
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

A book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving 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 heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read for decades to come.

 
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