The Parade is a novel by Dave Eggers. The story is set in an unnamed country that has been ravaged by decades of civil war. The government has recently reached a peace agreement with the rebels. The narrative follows a man who has been hired to pave a long road to the country’s capital. The government plans to have a parade along the road to celebrate the end of the war. The novel explores themes such as morality, society, violence, and altruism.