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  • Published: 5 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241445952
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Captain and the Glory




A hilarious, biting satire of the United States and its unpredictable leader from the best-selling author of The Circle.

The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new leader thrusts himself forward and a new era begins.

The new Captain is vulgar, bumbling and inexplicably confident. With no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law - nor even, as he has repeatedly remarked, a particular liking for boats - he solemnly swears to shake things up.

Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain enthralls his passengers: writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria whiteboard, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing anyone who dissatisfies him overboard.

Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looks without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . .

  • Pub date: 5 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241445952
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $22.99

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.

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Praise for The Captain and the Glory

“Possibly the most admired and emulated American author of his generation”

Independent

“A funny, macabre, and inspired modern fable about a boat and its captain. If there is any further metaphor involved, though, it is totally lost on me”

BJ Novak

“A shattering, hilarious, spellbinding siren call from the deck of one of our greatest storytellers and prophets”

Eve Ensler

“Utterly hysterical. This book gets it exactly right - the tone, the form, the kind of naive narrative that implies that all this is perfectly normal. I laughed out loud so frequently I was amazed, because I'm not that easy to make laugh out loud. Bravo”

Eric Idle

“Completely absurd and true. As funny as it is scarily reflective of our times”

Tommy Orange


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