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The Parade

A Novel
Autor: Dave Eggers
Sprecher: Dion Graham
Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 43 Min.
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From the best-selling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners' role in a 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.

©2019 Dave Eggers (P)2019 Random House Audio

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"In The Parade, the anxiety grows with every page and every mile to reach an ending that turns everything upside down and sends us into the heart of darkness. A minimalistic, merciless novel. A powerful allegory and a painfully concrete contemporary story - Eggers is a true virtuoso of that synthesis." (Georgi Gospodinov, author of The Physics of Sorrow)

"Eggers...may be the only living American writer for whom the term ‘Hemingway-esque’ meaningfully applies.... Eggers ably weaves in a host of ethical questions over one man's responsibility to the other, what makes help transactional versus simply kind.... An unassuming but deceptively complex morality play, as Eggers distills his ongoing concerns into ever tighter prose." (Kirkus)

"The ever-incisive, worldly-wise, compassionate, and imaginative Eggers maintains the tension of a cocked crossbow in this magnetizing, stealthily wry, and increasingly chilling tale." (Booklist)

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