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The Wild Things

Dave Eggers

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ISBN 10: 1433297353 / ISBN 13: 9781433297359
Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009
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Title: The Wild Things

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Unabridged.

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Loosely based on Maurice Sendak s beloved children s book Where the Wild Things Are, Eggers novel follows the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, and his sister is becoming a teenager. At the same time, he finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit and he bites his mom. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them.

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DAVE EGGERS is the author of What Is the What, among other books. He is the editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco, and is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Ann Arbor, and Seattle. With his high school students he edits The Best American Nonrequired Reading, a yearly anthology, and with his brother Toph he cowrites the Haggis-on-Wheyseries of semi-informative books, which includes Giraffes? Giraffes!, Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid), and Cold Fusion.

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