The Parade: A Novel

March 19, 2019|
The Parade: A Novel by DAVE EGGERS
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From a beloved author, a spare, powerful story of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country.

Four and Five are partners, working for the same company, sent without passports to a nation recovering from ten years of civil war. Together, operating under pseudonyms and anonymous to potential kidnappers, they are given a new machine, the RS-90, and tasked with building a highway that connects the country's far-flung villages with the capital. Four, nicknamed "The Clock," is one of the highway's most experienced operators, never falling short of his assigned schedule. He drives the RS-90, stopping only to sleep and eat the food provided by the company. But Five is an agent of chaos: speeding ahead on his vehicle, chatting and joking with locals, eating at nearby bars and roadside food stands, he threatens the schedule, breaks protocol, and endangers the work that they must complete in time for a planned government parade. His every action draws Four's ire, but when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their high-stakes mission, Four and Five discover danger far greater than anything they could pose to one another.
DAVE EGGERS is the author of eleven books, including: The Circle; Heroes of the Frontier; A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of France's Prix Medici's Etranger and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His non-fiction and journalism have appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Best American Tra...
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Title:The Parade: A Novel
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.78 X 5.26 X 0.83 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.78 X 5.26 X 0.83 in
Published:March 19, 2019
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735277526

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