A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

  • by Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by Dion Graham
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 22, David Eggers became both an orphan and a "single mother" when his parents died within five months of one another of unrelated cancers.
David is appointed unofficial guardian of his eight-year-old brother, Christopher. The two live together in semi-squalor, decaying food and sports equipment scattered about, while Eggers worries obsessively about child-welfare authorities, molesting babysitters, and his own health.

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Perhaps I am unable to relate to this author's life. This book doesn't even seem to have any positive emotions, maybe I missed it.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2010
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks