As we all know, Dave Eggars’s co-wrote the screenplay for live-action adaptation of “Where the Wild Things Are.” As we all know, I am really excited for this movie.

As some may not know, Eggars’s has also written a 300 page novel based off the original children’s book.  It’s out in October from McSweeny’s, and comes in furry and bald (?) editions.

Here’s the description from the website:

The Wild Things, based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay co-written with Spike Jonze, is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, he finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness — he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, can’t always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

“Timeless and time-tested.” Should you feel confused about this? Supportive?  Upset? Thilled?  Read the excerpt from the current New Yorker and decided.

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