A Hologram for the King (MP3 CD)

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By Dave Eggers, Dion Graham (Read by)
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Day after day, middle-aged American consultant Alan Clay and his young IT team sit in a tent in the Saudi Arabian desert, waiting for King Abdullah to show. Their company has prepared a holographic presentation in hopes of winning the bid to supply technological infrastructure to the King’s un-built city. This is the backdrop for Dave Eggers’s novel about a man undergoing a midlife crisis. Alan is deeply in debt, can’t pay his daughter’s college tuition, and he has discovered a growth perilously near his spine. Alan wants, once again, to be an impressive businessman: to close the deal. But an elusive King, strange customs, and his pent-up emotions all conspire to derail his plans. A Hologram for the King is a meditation on one’s usefulness in life.

— Michael


In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman 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 got here.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501262548
ISBN-10: 1501262548
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2015
Language: English