Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.
Praise for Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
"Dave Eggers is a one-man essay in the value and virtue of a life in writing in the 21st century.... It's an Eggers I would definitely recommend to those who haven't yet read him." Edward Docx, The Guardian
"Book by book, Dave Eggers has pushed to the limit of what he has done before, and then taken one step further into thinner air. His latest novel...represents another startling leap into new territory.... Here is a tale as tightly wound as an alarm clock.... Eggers has always been an elastic writer, but in Your Fathers he puts his language to the ultimate test.... Gripping and saddening." Toronto Star
"A book whose themes resonate far beyond its short length. This is a writer on the best kind of roll." The Telegraph (5 stars out of 5)
"With each tightly controlled book, Eggers's fiction becomes more prescient, moving and unsettling." The Independent