A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Characters & Character Analysis

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Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers was a college student when he learned that his mother was dying. Dave's mother had stomach cancer that had metastasized and there was little more the doctors could do for her. Then Dave's father died suddenly from his own cancer, a death that caught the family by surprise since they were under the impression that their father's cancer was under control. Five weeks later, Dave's mother died, leaving him and his two older siblings with custody of their younger brother, Toph. Dave, Beth, and Bill immediately sold the house in Illinois and moved out to California where Bill worked and Beth was enrolled in law school. For the first few months, Dave and Beth shared a house and custody of Toph. However, family tensions caused them to desire separate living quarters.

Dave took physical custody of Toph and rented a house in Berkeley to...

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