Kindle Edition Õ The Parade PDF/EPUB Ü

Kindle Edition  Õ The Parade PDF/EPUB Ü From the bestselling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners role in a nation s fragile peaceAn 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


10 thoughts on “The Parade

  1. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Paving the Road to HellWhat is the authentic measure of a human being his commitments to an important goal or his responses to unforeseen circumstances Commitments are professional responses are personal Commitments are often contractual responses are usually not obligatory, especially when they may require criminality as well as ingenuity.The question becomes


  2. Lori Lori says:

    Four, a man aspiring to be an automaton, and assigned co worker, Nine pave a road across a war devastated countryside Nine is of a plant out of place He shouldn t be there Or as Four thinks Four had never met this man, and did not think himself capable of prophecy, but in a instant he knew Nine was an agent of chaos and would make the difficult work ahead farso


  3. Ron Charles Ron Charles says:

    What are we to make of his slight new novel, The Parade, a tale of Western assistance in the developing world The story opens in an unnamed country that has recently emerged from civil war To reunify this broken land, an international company has been hired to build a highway connecting the rural south to the urban north In two weeks, when the work is done, the


  4. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    In an unamed countryrecovery from the civil war marred with corruption and burdened by a new lawless government.two men named Four and Nine security company pseudonyms , are on a 12 day assignment to repair a road before a planned parade by the President, known for political theater.Both of these men were anonymous and of little value other than do their job Four


  5. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    Two probably American contractors have to pave a new road across the blighted, war torn landscape of a Third World shithole probably in Africa so the new regime can have a parade on it A novel about road paving And it s as exciting to read as it sounds I like Dave Eggers but his books set in Africa the Middle East are, for whatever reason, turrible I hoped Eggers


  6. Linda Linda says:

    Don t you see It s like a parade before the real parade This is one of hope A procession of longing Dave Eggers sets the wheels turning in this one He sets his storyline within the margins of an unnamed country ravaged by war for over ten years Peace is a construct served up by the government under questionable circumstances A road is to be laid out connecting the


  7. D. St. Germain D. St. Germain says:

    Excellent, the man said, walking briskly and squinting into the distance With a road like this, now it is possible to make plans Dave Eggers is a writer of the modern moral parable Yet often his moralizing can be somewhat simplistic or otherwise heavy handed like a Sunday school marm looking disapprovingly upon the children for no particular reason As I read The Par


  8. Meike Meike says:

    This novella offers an allegorical take on Western assistance in developing nations Two contract workers, only referred to as Four and Nine, are sent to an unnamed country marred by civil war in order to complete a strategically important road, hoping their project would help connect people and enable locals and NGOs to transport important goods like food and medicin


  9. Henk Henk says:

    A modern fable of a road turns into a thoughtful read on colonialism and exploitationEggers is a bit of a hit or miss author for me I loved the Circle but hated a Hologram for the King This book falls a bit in between, but offers plenty of content to ponder about despite it s short size 3.5 stars rounded down.Characters and PlotFour and Nine, codenames for the two emp


  10. Ian Ian says:

    There are some books that are slow to begin with but which deliver later, and others that promise much but fall away in the denouement I would say that The Parade falls into the latter category The story centres around two Westerners employed to construct a road in a developing country I thought of the two main characters as Americans and the setting as being in Africa


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