Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by DAVE EGGERSYour Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by DAVE EGGERS

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?


Hardcover | October 17, 2016

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From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly-controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.
Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's publishes Voice...
Title:Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.78 × 6.37 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:8.78 × 6.37 × 0.74 inPublished:October 17, 2016Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0345809599

ISBN - 13:9780345809599


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Such a cool idea and it worked!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eggers knocks it out of the park This short novel takes the form of a series of one-on-one conversations between a disturbed young man and the several people he has kidnapped (including an astronaut!) so he can ask them questions and try to make sense of the state of America and American culture in the 21st century, and of his place in it. I was a little leery of it—wasn't sure how well he'd be able to keep the narrative chugging along with a premise like that, but he really does. This book does a great job at portraying the Generation X-Generation Y experience in a new way.
Date published: 2014-11-04

Editorial Reviews

LONGLISTED 2015 – International DUBLIN Literary Award “Book by book, Dave Eggers has pushed to the limit of what he has done before, and then taken one step further into thinner air. His latest novel…may look slim, but it represents another startling leap into new territory…. Eggers has always been an elastic writer, but in Your Fathers he puts his language to the ultimate test.” —Toronto Star “Alert, quick-witted and dogma-averse, and its author works hard to surprise, challenge and confound. The expanding cast of supporting characters…is resistant to assumption and cliché, as sympathy and gravitas emerge in the most unlikely quarters. The result is a book whose themes resonate far beyond its short length. This is a writer on the best kind of roll.” —The Telegraph (5 stars out of 5)“Another work of staggering genius whose unpredictability will keep you turning pages.” —The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo)“An angry and astute investigation into the state of America…. Politically and polemically engaged in the tradition of Dickens and Zola…. Your Fathers is privately and publicly astute, confirming that the writer’s joke about genius in his debut title was not entirely misplaced.” —The Guardian “With each tightly controlled book, Eggers’ fiction becomes more prescient, moving and unsettling.” —The Independent “Lively and fast enough for the casual reader, it also ambitiously confronts a grand history of philosophical angst…. Swift and smart.” —San Francisco Chronicle