Dave Eggers Explores the Morals of International Development in 'The Parade'

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Dave Egger's latest, "The Captain and the Glory," is a satire of the Trump Administration. (Courtesy of Dave Eggers)

Dave Eggers's newest novel "The Parade" follows the construction of a road through an unidentified developing country that is recovering from a recent civil war. Written in spare prose, and with few identifying details about location and characters, the book becomes a parable of the increasing moral complexities involved in international aid. Eggers joins us to speak about the book and the questions it poses about the ethics of well-intentioned development projects.


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Dave Eggers, author most recently of "The Parade"; founder, McSweeney's and 826 Valencia