A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Refugees and Migrants

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As original a memoir as exists in recent American literature - the sheer poignancy of the author's grieving for a mother and father, both succumbing to cancer within a month of each other, and his arduous compassion in assuming the care of his younger brother - the book takes on new life in its present paperback edition: a new appendix correcting and updating the original, an upside-down back cover creating a book that seems to open from either end, and three different versions, each with its own cover illustration. 485p. Pap. 'A merciless book' - David Foster Wallace.

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  • Expected to hate it, loved it instead

    4 out of 5

    Written by , Posted on at 7:03:03 PM

    I really went into this thinking I wouldn't like this book. Instead, I was blown away by how good this was. Beautiful, simple writing with a 360 view of everything in the story. This turned me into an Eggers fan and I have stayed one ever since.