You Shall Know Our Velocity
BlurbIn his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.
The book has an unorthodox design. There are no endplates, no title pages, and the text starts on the front cover. It has no dustjacket, and the plain cardboard covers are bound by black cloth, with the title embossed on the spine. The cover line reads, in all caps: "Everything within takes place after Jack died and before my Mom and I drowned in a burning ferry in the cool--tannin-tinted Guaviare River, in East-central Colombia with forty-two locals we hadn't yet met." The endpapers are red and contain the copyright page, various thank yous and a dedication to Eggers' sister Beth, who died last year.
—PW Daily for Booksellers
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