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A Hologram for the King Summary
Dave Eggers

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A Hologram for the King is a novel by Dave Eggers that involves the attempts of American businessman Alan Clay to stabilize his finances, find happiness in life, and ensure his daughter has funds to continue her college education.

Alan works for Reliant Systems, a communications company, that has a hologram projection system it wants to present to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in the hopes that it will get the job of installing IT at the new King Abdullah Economic City. Alan is assigned the presentation job because he knows the King's nephew. Alan is desperately seeking to get the job, because he is in debt by more than $100,000, and his daughter is in desperate need of college funds. Alan travels with a team to make the presentation.

While there, waiting for the king for more than three weeks, Alan meets a local named Yousef, and the...

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