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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: 
ONLINE
Norwich Bookstore & Still North Books
Norwich, VT
Missionaries: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984880659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

The debut novel from the National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment


Redeployment Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143126829
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction · Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize · Selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book ReviewTimeNewsweekThe Washington Post Book World, Amazon, and more