PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bestselling author Dave Eggers delivers a “gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Time) with The Monk of Mokha, the incredible true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee. Mokhtar leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. When war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Alkhanshali has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. Dave Eggers is the author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Pulitzer Prize finalist) , and What Is the What (National Book Critics Circle Award finalist).