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Redeployment, Phil Klay

Label
Redeployment
Title
Redeployment
Statement of responsibility
Phil Klay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Summary
A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, 2015.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10276000
Cataloging source
ZWA
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Redeployment, Phil Klay
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F4493C2C-AA05-44C9-A4A5-20FC16D01BB6
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Psychological operations
  • War stories
  • Unless it's a sucking chest wound
  • Ten kliks south
  • Redeployment
  • FRAGO
  • After Action Report
  • Bodies
  • OIF
  • Money as a weapons system
  • In Vietnam they had whores
  • Prayer in the furnace
Control code
ocn869565877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698151642
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F4493C2C-AA05-44C9-A4A5-20FC16D01BB6
System control number
(OCoLC)869565877
Label
Redeployment, Phil Klay
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F4493C2C-AA05-44C9-A4A5-20FC16D01BB6
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Psychological operations
  • War stories
  • Unless it's a sucking chest wound
  • Ten kliks south
  • Redeployment
  • FRAGO
  • After Action Report
  • Bodies
  • OIF
  • Money as a weapons system
  • In Vietnam they had whores
  • Prayer in the furnace
Control code
ocn869565877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698151642
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F4493C2C-AA05-44C9-A4A5-20FC16D01BB6
System control number
(OCoLC)869565877

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