Your 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?

byDave Eggers

Kobo ebook | June 17, 2014

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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.
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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.

Title:Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 17, 2014Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345809610

ISBN - 13:9780345809612

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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