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  • Published: 26 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241979051
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 383

Heroes of the Frontier




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.

  • Published: 26 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241979051
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 383

About the author

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

www.mcsweeneys.net
www.voiceofwitness.org
www.826national.org
www.scholarmatch.org
www.valentinoachakdeng.org

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Praise for Heroes of the Frontier

A classic American hymn to what you can discover when you leave everything behind

Daily Mail

A softer, hipper version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road...Eggers' winning streak continues.

i

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

Eggers is an engaging storyteller, with a sure sense of character and a keen eye for the bizarre

Financial Times

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

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

Sharp, funny, unforgettable

The Times

The phenomenally productive Eggers has talent to spare...Remarkable, illuminating, believable...[It] entertains, often spectacularly

Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times Book Review

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