A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
437 pages, 2001
This is a beautiful and hilarious book about family and relationships. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century.
It’s the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. And it’s a laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable story of holding a family together.