A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

by

Dave Eggers

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Symbols

The Wallet

Eggers’s wallet used to belong to his father, and it clearly represents one of the few things of his father’s that he has been able to incorporate into his own life. As such…

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Heidi and John Eggers’s Ashes

Eggers’s quest to track down his parents’ remains comes to stand for the ways in which people process loss. For most of the book, Eggers is unsure about the whereabouts of his parents’ ashes…

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