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Thursday, February 15, 2007

What is the What

Current reading. Very, very powerful. There are even parts that will make you laugh. Francine Prose describes it here better than I ever could. It's yet another harrowing, horrifying subject: the "Lost Boys" of Sudan. By the same author whose debut memoir (also wonderful) was "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Highly recommended.
Update: Listen to Eggers intereviewed on KCRW radio by Michael Silverblatt on Bookworm (a weekly podcast favorite of mine). Fascinating.


Blogger nina said...

Heartbreaking Work was unbelievable. I almost do not want to touch this one unless you can reassure me that the raw emotion wont drown me.

9:51 PM  

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