Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier

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NEW YORK TIMES #8 BESTSELLER

From the bestselling author of The Circle comes a brilliant new black comedy about modern America

A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV (optimistically christened the 'Chateau') and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they spot wild animals, build bonfires, enjoy the scenery. But as Josie drives her kids deeper into the forest, dodging wildfires and increasingly eccentric locals, we learn more of the events that forced her to escape her old life. Fraught with unexpected encounters from the sublime to the ridiculous, her tiny family must survive this surreal adventure at all costs, in order to finally discover something clean and redemptive out at the very edge of civilization.

Heroes of the Frontier is a captivating and hilarious novel about family, loss and recovery, and a powerful examination of contemporary American life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 28mm | 517g
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241289947
  • 9780241289945
  • 122,579

Review quote

A softer, hipper version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road...Eggers' winning streak continues. * i * It gleefully defies classification but, in returning again and again to the complex, overpowering love between guardian and child, feels like classic Eggers * The Times * The phenomenally productive Eggers has talent to spare...Remarkable, illuminating, believable...[It] entertains, often spectacularly * Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times Book Review * Eggers is an engaging storyteller, with a sure sense of character and a keen eye for the bizarre * Financial Times * Sharp, funny, unforgettable * The Times * A classic American hymn to what you can discover when you leave everything behind * Daily Mail * An unlikely state of the nation novel...The mirror image of Egger's brilliantly dystopian The Circle...[It] acts on the reader like a breath of Alaskan air, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart * Guardian * Publisher's description. A brilliant new black comedy about modern America. A surreal family road trip through the Alaskan wilderness veers wildly off-course, as one mother and her two young children try to make their way back to the 'right' path - and find a new one along the way. * Penguin *
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About Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of twelve books, including The Monk of Mokha; The Circle; Heroes of the Frontier; A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; and What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France's Prix Medicis Etranger.

He is the founder of McSweeney's and the cofounder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing center that has inspired similar programs around the world, and of ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and is the cofounder of Voice of Witness, a book series that illuminates human rights crises through oral history.

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letter. His work has been translated into forty- two languages.

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10,733 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (3,850)
3 36% (3,865)
2 12% (1,239)
1 3% (359)
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