A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

by Dave Eggers
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

This scene, which takes place in the second to last chapter of the book, is one of the most poignant of the entire memoir. The book opens with the death of Eggers' parents and his tone, seemingly...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2011 10:21 pm UTC

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

This quote relates to one of the principle themes of this book, which is that of death and its acceptance. The quote relates to the author's mother and father, and how he is slowly coming to accept...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2011 6:25 pm UTC

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Dave is torn between trying to live a life for himself, both professional and social, and raising Toph to be as well-adjusted as possible. He makes it clear throughout that he doesn't feel like he...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2011 3:46 am UTC

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