DAVE EGGERS will sign
The Wild Things and Zeitoun
Tuesday, December 8 at 1 PM*
We are pleased to welcome Dave Eggers, editor of McSweeneys and cofounder of 826 National (a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth), who will sign his two latest books, The Wild Things and Zeitoun.
The Wild Things is loosely based on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay Eggers co-wrote with Spike Jonze (now in theaters). We will have copies of the Collector's Edition available, which features a furry cover.
Zeitoun is the story of a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, who stayed behind during Hurricane Katrina to protect his house and contracting business. After traveling the flooded streets of New Orleans in a secondhand canoe to help those in need, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers spent three years researching to find out why, and the result is a riveting, haunting and eloquent story. Like his earlier book, What is the What, Eggers wrote Zeitoun in close collaboration with its subjects.
* Please note that this is an afternoon event