Dip Into Dave Eggers’s New Novel
Thomas is a young man who suffers from two very different, but equally debilitating, conditions: horrible migraines and a severe lack of direction. His mind is clouded by the effects of insomnia and filled with questions like, what happened to missions to the moon? Why spend a trillion dollars on war? Where did America go wrong? Desperate for answers, Thomas kidnaps a NASA astronaut and brings him to an abandoned military base on the edge of the California coast.
This intriguing premise is not the only provocative part of Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? The novel is entirely comprised of dialogue, and that interrogative style mirrors Thomas’s truth-finding mission. The result is probing, brilliant writing that is sure to inspire you and make you laugh—not to mention elicit a lively debate and challenge your most deeply held convictions about the world.
Sample this extended excerpt from the novel to get a sense of the spectacular prose and its darkly humorous undertones.
(Click here to view the excerpt on Scribd.)