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Redeployment

Klay, Phil. Book - 2014 Fiction / Klay, Phil, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Klay, Phil 5 On Shelf 1 request on 7 copies Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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Redeployment -- FRAGO -- After Action Report -- Bodies -- OIF -- Money as a weapons system -- In Vietnam they had whores -- Prayer in the furnace -- Psychological operations -- War stories -- Unless it's a sucking chest wound -- Ten kliks south.
"Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains-of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation"-- Provided by publisher.

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reality submitted by marguerite biancke on May 5, 2015, 6:40am Hard to read this book. Not for the faint of heart. Reality, reality, reality

Hard to read but worthwhile submitted by GJBarnett2 on June 18, 2015, 4:35pm A series of short stories in the first person about various US Marines' experiences in the Iraq War by one author. Often uncomfortable and unpleasant, in one case so crammed with military jargon and acronyms as to be almost unreadable, the point perhaps being that if you can't even understand the language, you can't possibly understand the experience. The best "War on Terror" fiction I've yet read.

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PUBLISHED
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
Year Published: 2014
Description: 291 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781594204999
1594204993

SUBJECTS
Afghan War, 2001- -- Fiction.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
War stories.