A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times
bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year,
A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the
decline of American industry from one of the most important,
socially-aware novelists of our time.
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred
America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay 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 King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show
how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family
together in the face of the global economy''s gale-force winds.
This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful
evocation of our contemporary moment--and a moving story of how we