Heroes of the Frontier


heroescoverI have been an Eggers fan since “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.” In his wonderful new novel, “Heroes of the Frontier,” Josie drives around Alaska in a rented RV with her two kids after fleeing her problems in Ohio — which I guess makes this a road trip/ awakening/ individuation story. Although not as tight and meditative as “A Hologram for the King,” I really enjoyed this novel as I am always entranced by Eggers’ talent, insight and ability to limn human nature — specifically deep, emotional relationships such as those between mother and child or siblings.

Nicole Charbonnet


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