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The Resource The parade : a novel, Dave Eggers

The parade : a novel, Dave Eggers

Label
The parade : a novel
Title
The parade
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dave Eggers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two Western men are sent to work far away from home, tasked with paving a road the length of a country. The country is dangerous and largely lawless, only just recovering from a devastating civil war, and the road will unite north and south. The road is Progress. The road is Hope. And, when it is completed, a great parade will march it end to end. The two men follow a route from the outer villages to the capital, operating their high-tech road-building machine and bickering along the way. One man is highly experienced, reliable, focused, pausing only to sleep and eat the company-issued food. The other is chaotic, curious, forever joking with locals and breaking protocol. But when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their mission, the pair discover danger far greater than anything they had anticipated
Summary
Sent to oversee the completion of a highway that symbolizes an important armistice between two halves of a war-torn state, two foreign contractors are forced to confront the absurdities and dire consequences of their roles in forging peace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10759988
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eggers, Dave
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government contractors
  • Corruption
  • Civil war
  • Roads
Target audience
adult
Label
The parade : a novel, Dave Eggers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065136265
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780241394496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091601135
Label
The parade : a novel, Dave Eggers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065136265
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780241394496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091601135

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