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Assessing the impact of localized change is the very premise of Francine Prose's novel A Changed Man; 2006 winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Prose promotes ideas of peace through the connection forged between two unlikely characters. The work captures audiences through the use of a simple and understandable writing style, while describing intricacies of variety among both individuals and groups of people, understanding, and interpersonal relationships, which comprise the main staples within the novel. This story of on-the-surface opposites coming together to increase the overall magnitude of world peace through small interactions between two or a few people, and then later expanding the interactions to include a great number of people, through the incorporation of mass media, inspires readers to contemplate how they might promote peace in daily life, or on a larger scale.