Eggers: condensed trilogy

Low Culture uses Microsoft Word’s “AutoSummarize” feature to provide a Guardian-style condensed version of Dave Eggers’ novel-in-progress at Salon.

Compare the Guardian digested reads for You Shall Know Our Velocity and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The summary of Velocity begins:

Everything takes place after Jack died and before my mom and I drowned in a burning ferry in Colombia. It was a cool day in Chicago and I was talking to Hand, one of my best friends.

“Why are you called Hand?” I asked.

“Dunno,” he said. “I guess it’s the sort of name you tend to find in modern American fiction. It’s both meaningful and meaningless.”


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