You Shall Know Our Velocity is a compelling and thought-provoking novel by award-winning Dave Eggers Will and Hand are burdened by $38,000 and the memory of their friend Jack.
Taking a week out of their lives, they decide to travel around the world to give the money away.
They can't really say why they're doing it, just that it needs to be done.
Perhaps it's something to do with Jack's death - perhaps they'll find the reason later.
But as their plans are frustrated, twisted and altered at every step and the natives prove far from grateful to their benefactors, Will and Hand find that the world is an infinitely bigger, more surreal and exhilarating place than they ever realised.
In fact, it's somewhere to get lost in ...'Dave Eggers has become J.
D. Salinger, Ken Kesey and Jack Kerouac rolled into one' The Times 'Endearing, funny ...the prose is high on energy and Eggers' talents make it worth the trip' Guardian
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141013459
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Review by charisse_louw
I laughed, I cried. Well worth the journey.
Review by presto
Will, burdened with a large inheritance, sets off round the world with his friend Hand with the aim of giving it away. Aside from the rather odd plot, the relationship between the two friends and their absurd activities make it a good read.