David Annand

Coming to Arabia

A Hologram for the King

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Alan Clay has a hologram for the king – in this case the Saudi sovereign, Abdullah. The king is the man ultimately in control of the embryonic King Abdullah Economic City, the real-life development an hour’s drive north of Jeddah that forms the backdrop to Dave Eggers’s brilliant new novel about globalisation and its discontents.

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