Penguin Press

9781984880659

STARRED REVIEW

Missionaries

Phil Klay’s first novel provides a close look at people’s desperate attempts to find their place amid utter chaos.

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Review of ‘Missionaries’

Phil Klay, who gave us the National Book Award-winning collection of short stories Redeployment, follows up with his first novel, Missionaries, about America’s unofficial war on Colombian guerillas, militias and drug cartels.

The novel, staggering in scope, follows four lead characters. Mason is a U.S. Army Special Forces operative turned liaison to the Colombian military…

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