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The Diesel Readers discuss HEROES OF THE FRONTIER, by Dave Eggers

Submitted by Aaron Bady on Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:07pm

Monday, November 6th

6:30pm

East Bay Booksellers welcomes you to The Diesel Readers Book Group discussion of Heroes of the Frontier, by Dave Eggers.

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.

A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The CircleHeroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer

** The Diesel Readers are an ongoing group, open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Heroes of the Frontier Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 27th, 2017