A new novel by Dave Eggers, US author behind The Circle and A Hologram for the King, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in July.
Heroes of the Frontier is described as a "comic and rueful look at how the lives we imagine for ourselves coexist with the lives we are actually living" and "an excoriating view of America in the twenty-first century". It tells the story of a mother who decides to flee her life in suburban Ohio for the Alaskan wilderness with her two young children in tow. Leaving without telling her ex, upon arrival in Alaska she rents an old RV and embarks on an unscripted road trip that is "at times harrowing, often hysterical, and always full of wonder".
Simon Prosser bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Australia and New Zealand) from The Wylie Agency.
Eggers, in addition to his work as an author, is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and monthly magazine The Believer. He is the co-founder of Voice of Witness, a series of books using oral history to illuminate human rights crisis around the world, 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country, and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible.
Eggers' new novel publshes in hardback, priced £18.99, on 26th July 2016.