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You Shall Know Our Velocity

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In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.
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In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.
Product Details
Paperback (368 pages)
Published: July 1, 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400033546
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  • Everything within takes place after Jack died and before my Mom and I drowned in a burning ferry in the cool tannin-tinted Guaviare River, in East-Central Colombia, with forty-two locals...

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  • I was talking to Hand, one of my two best friends, the one still alive, and we were planning to leave.

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  • Anyway, I read news and look for and collect facts because so far they haven't added up anything. I had pictured, as a younger man, that the things I knew and would know were bricks in...

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  • To travel is selfish -- that money could be used for hungry stomachs and you're using it for your hungry eyes, and the needs of the former must trump the latter, right? And are there...

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  • Her English was seamless. Everyone’s was. I had sixty words of Spanish and Hand had maybe twice that in French, and that was it. How had this happened? Everyone in the world knew more...

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  • So I have advice for you guys. I don't want you to actually use it. I just want you to hear it, have it, sometime after the fact--after it's useful. Don't listen to me. Advice so rarely...

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  • It stopped for a minute I swear, but then the sound and pictures came back on and for two more glorious and interminable months we lived.

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  • I stopped for a minute I swear, but then the sound and pictures came back on and for two more glorious and interminable months we lived.

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