Books The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona Hardcover, 419 pages, Penguin Press, List Price: $28 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe VolunteerAuthorSalvatore Scibona Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The abandonment of a child at an international airport is tied to the Vietnam War experiences of a restless recruit into a clandestine branch of the U.S. government. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Volunteer Review Book Reviews 'The Volunteer' Is A War Story Unlike Any Other March 11, 2019 Salvatore Scibona's new novel is a generational saga, an epic of Vietnam and other places rendered in language that makes even simple things sound mythic. But first, a boy is abandoned at an airport.