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Phil Klay | Missionaries - ONLINE

p klayJoin the Norwich Bookstore and Still North Books & Bar for an event celebrating National Book Award-winning author Phil Klay's debut novel, Missionaries. Phil, a Dartmouth alum and Iraq war veteran, will be joined in conversation by former CBS Face the Nation executive producer and current Norwich bookseller Carin Pratt.

In Missionaries, Phil Klay examines the globalization of violence through the interlocking stories of four characters and the conflicts that define their lives. Drawing on six years of research in America and Colombia into the effects of the modern way of war on regular people, Klay has written a novel of extraordinary suspense infused with geopolitical sophistication and engaging storytelling. 

“If Redeployment was about what happened when we ship wars abroad, then Missionaries is what happens when war comes roaring right back. Expansive, explosive, and epic.” —Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution’s Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University.

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Event date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore & Still North Books
Norwich, VT
Missionaries: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984880659
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

One of President Obama's Favorite Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | One of the Wall Street Journal Ten Best Books of the Year

"Missionaries is a courageous book: It doesn’t shy away, as so much fiction does, from the real world.” —Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The New York Times Book Review

Redeployment Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126829
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

"Redeployment is hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad. It’s the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.” —Dexter Filkins, The New York Times Book Review

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