Broadway Performance Hall Capitol Hill
Fri., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. 2018
Recommended by Christopher Frizzelle
In 2000, Dave Eggers published A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, a memoir that expanded and reinvigorated what memoirs could be. After it became a number-one best seller, its title seemed less tongue-in-cheek (which is what the author intended) and more a straight-up description of the book. Since then, Eggers has focused on writing books about other people, novels based around real people and told from their point of view. The latest is The Monk of Mokha, about the son of Yemeni immigrants who travels back to his land of origin looking for coffee farms and gets caught up in a civil war.
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