A heartbreaking work of staggering genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story

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"Well, this was when Bill was sighing a lot. He had decided that after our parents died he just didn't want any more fighting between what was left of us. He was twenty-four, Beth was twenty-three, I was twenty-one, Toph was eight, and all of us were so tried already, from that winter. So when something world come up, any little thing, some bill to pay or decision to make, he would just sigh, his eyes tired, his mouth in a sorry kind of smile. But Beth and I...Jesus, we were fighting with everyone, anyone, each other, with strangers at bars, anywhere -- we were angry people wanting to exact revenge. We came to California and we wanted everything, would take what was ours, anything within reach. And I decided that little Toph and I, he with his backward hat and long hair, living together in our little house in Berkeley, would be world-destroyers. We inherited each other and, we felt, a responsibility to reinvent everything, to scoff and re-create and drive fast while singing loudly and pounding the windows. It was a hopeless sort of exhilaration, a kind of arrogance born of fatalism, I guess, of the feeling that if you could lose a co
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display_description From the author of The Circle—the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks!

"Exhilarating...Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious...A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The New York Times Book Review).
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.
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subject_facet Brothers -- Biography, Domestic fiction, Downloadable audio books, Eggers, Dave, Parents -- Death -- Psychological aspects
title_display A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
title_full A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius A Memoir Based on a True Story, A heartbreaking work of staggering genius / by Dave Eggers, A heartbreaking work of staggering genius [electronic resource] / Dave Eggers
title_short A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
title_sub A Memoir Based on a True Story
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Brothers, Death, Eggers, Dave, Nonfiction, Parents, Psychological aspects