Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers

Mr. Eggers's cleareyed portraits of these children remind us of the indelible portrait he created in "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" of his 8-year-old brother, Toph, whom he brought up after their parents died within weeks of each other. Of Toph, he wrote: "He is my 24-hour classroom, my captive audience, forced to ingest everything I deem worthwhile" - "to not have Toph would be to not have a life."

That bone-deep knowledge of a child's relationship with a parent informs Mr. Eggers's portraits of Paul and Ana, and their love for and dependence upon Josie - by far the strongest and most deeply affecting parts of this absorbing if haphazard novel.

The New York Times

Dave Eggers (1970) is de auteur van onder meer Een hartverscheurend verhaal van duizelingwekkende genialiteit, Wat is de Wat en De Cirkel. Hij is tevens de drijvende kracht achter uitgeverij McSweeney's en de non-profit 826 Valencia. Zijn boeken werden genomineerd voor de Pulitzer Prize, de National Book Award en de National Book Critics Circle Award.