The Parade: A Novel

March 17, 2020|
The Parade: A Novel by DAVE EGGERS
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From the bestselling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, minimalist, thrilling story of two foreigners'' roles in one nation''s fragile peace.

An unnamed country is leaving the darkness of a decade at war, and to commemorate the armistice the government commissions a new road connecting two halves of the state. Two men, foreign contractors from the same company, are sent to finish the highway. While one is flighty and adventurous, wanting to experience the nightlife and people, the other wants only to do the work and go home. But both men must eventually face the absurdities of their positions, and the dire consequences of their presence. With echoes of J. M. Coetzee and Graham Greene, this timeless novel questions whether we can ever understand another nation''s war, and what role we have in forging anyone''s peace.
DAVE EGGERS is an award-winning and bestselling author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, The Captain and the Glory, and The Parade. He is founder of McSweeney’s, the San Francisco independent publishing company. He is co-founder of 826 National, the network of youth writing centers that has inspired dozen...
Title:The Parade: A Novel
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.99 X 5.14 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.99 X 5.14 X 0.55 in
Published:March 17, 2020
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735277540

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