How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers

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They illuminate the sorrow that hovers behind our restless curiosity, and the loneliness and grief that haunt our pleasant, easy friendships.
-NY Times

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“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle

Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books—demonstrates his mastery of the short story.


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"What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Him in the Dust"

"The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water"

"On Wanting to Have Three Walls Up Before She Gets Home"

"Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance"

"She Waits, Seething, Blooming"

"Quiet"

"Your Mother and I"

"Naveed"

"Notes for a Story of a Man Who Will Not Die Alone"

"About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her"

"Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"

"After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned"




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Dave Eggers

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DAVE EGGERS is the editor of McSweeney's and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in seven cities across the United States. He is the author of four books, including What Is the What and How We Are Hungry.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

Excellent
on Dec 05 2004

They illuminate the sorrow that hovers behind our restless curiosity, and the loneliness and grief that haunt our pleasant, easy friendships.

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Guardian

Above average
on Apr 17 2005

How We Are Hungry is full of stories that are wilfully too long or too short, but when Dave Eggers lets himself write he can be dazzling, says Tim Adams

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Guardian

Excellent
on Mar 26 2005

How We Are Hungry is a triumph of both form and content and proves that beyond the intellectual pranks and the distracting cult of personality, Dave Eggers is the real thing.

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AV Club

Above average
Reviewed by Tasha Robinson on Nov 15 2004

That lack of regret is otherwise rare among Eggers' lonely, anomie-filled characters, but the unlimited experimentation suffuses How We Are Hungry's sly sketches, making most of them into minor, colorful revelations.

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