Title Profile & Character Information

A Hologram for the King

Annotation
* In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college fees and finally do something great.

Awards
2013  American Library Association Notable Books
2012  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2012  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Characters
NameClay, Alan
GenderMale
OccupationSales representative
TraitsDivorced
Father

GenreFiction
Cautionary tale
Sociological
Allegory
TopicsSalesmen and salesmanship
Hardship
Financial problems
Middle classes
Desperation
Journeys
Holograms
Middle aged men
Self-pity
American Dream
Divorced men
Globalization
Baby Boom generation
SettingSaudi Arabia