[pdf] A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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The book review: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

‘When you read his extraordinary memoir you don’t laugh, then cry, then laugh again; you somehow experience these emotions all at once.’

“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 would 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 couple of parents in a month, then basically anything could happen, at any time — all bullets bear your name, all cars are there to crush you, any balcony could give way; more disaster seemed only logical.

About the Book

  • Book Name: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Author: Dave Eggers
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Language: English
  • File type: Mobi
  • File size: 1MB
  • Ratings: 3.96/5 (Goodreads.com)

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