- 22 Évaluations
- 12h 4min
A hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation...
Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckless husband long gone - so she gathers up her two kids and lights out for the wilderness. The Alaskan wilderness, to be specific.
This is a story about the trip of a lifetime. It involves one battered old RV, one highly sensitive eight year old boy, one fearless and hyperactive five year old girl, several forest fires, a large supply of pinot noir, and a deeply misguided sense of optimism. It may well be that things don't turn out quite as Josie expected - but then again, some of the best places in the world are found at the end of a road you didn't mean to take...
Heroes of the Frontier is an uproariously funny portrait of modern America and the modern family, an entirely contemporary novel gleaming with Dave Eggers' trademark intelligence and originality.
A classic American hymn to what you can discover when you leave everything behind (Daily Mail)
Sharp, funny, unforgettable (The Times)
Eggers is an engaging storyteller, with a sure sense of character and a keen eye for the bizarre (Financial Times)
The phenomenally productive Eggers has talent to spare...Remarkable, illuminating, believable...[It] entertains, often spectacularly (Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times Book Review)
It gleefully defies classification but, in returning again and again to the complex, overpowering love between guardian and child, feels like classic Eggers (The Times)
A softer, hipper version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road...Eggers' winning streak continues. (i)