+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
What is the What - Dave Eggers

Paperback Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9780141015743
Number Of Pages: 560
For Ages: 14+ years old

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $24.99
$21.95
12%
OFF
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Other Available Editions (Hide)

What is the What is Dave Eggers's astonishing novel about one of the world's most brutal civil wars

Valentino Achak Deng is just a boy when conflict separates him from his family and forces him to leave his small Sudanese village, joining thousands of other orphans on their long, long walk to Ethiopia, where they find safety - for a time. Along the way Valentino encounters enemy soldiers, liberation rebels and deadly militias, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation. But there are experiences ahead that will test his spirit in even greater ways than these . . .

Truly epic in scope, and told with expansive humanity, deep compassion and unexpected humour, What is the What is an eye-opening account of life amid the madness of war and an unforgettable tale of tragedy and triumph.

Read Dave Eggers' What is the What - it's the best book of the year Guardian If there was ever any doubt that Dave Eggers is one of our most important storytellers, What Is the What should put it to rest... [A] strange, beautiful and unforgettable work San Francisco Chronicle 'A remarkable book: harrowing, witty, wretched, delightful; and always compelling, always surprising' London Review of Books

ISBN: 9780141015743
ISBN-10: 0141015748
Audience: General
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

Dave Eggers


About the Author


Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He is known for the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and for his subsequent work as a novelist and screenwriter. He is also the founder of McSweeney's, the co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia , and the founder of ScholarMatch , a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. His works have appeared in several magazines, most notably The New Yorker . His works have received a significant amount of critical acclaim.

Visit Dave Eggers's Booktopia Author Page


Read More