This is Dave Eggers's first collection of travel writing. The book begins at 140kph, with Eggers being driven across the deserts of Saudi Arabia by a hired driver who declares, 'American, boom boom!' This opening sets the stage for the collection's vast cultural scope and ever-present sense of adventure, inquisitiveness and daring.
For many years, the author has been travelling widely and chronicling his interactions with the countries and people he has encountered during his journey across continents. This title offers a collection of his travel writing, one that spans his entire career and includes pieces on Sudan, China and a dozen other destinations.
Dave Eggers, geb. 1971, wuchs in der Nähe von Chicago auf und besuchte die Universität von Illinois. Er gründete 1998 er einen Verlag, in dem er seine Bücher veröffentlicht, ein vierteljährliches Literaturmagazin und eine Monatszeitschrift.