The Resource Redeployment, Phil Klay

Redeployment, Phil Klay

Label
Redeployment
Title
Redeployment
Statement of responsibility
Phil Klay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author's stories take 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, written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, 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. Across nations and continents, the author sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Klay, Phil
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.L4423
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Klay, Phil
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
Label
Redeployment, Phil Klay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781594204999
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852221707
  • 416115
  • (OCoLC)ocn852221707
  • 416115
Label
Redeployment, Phil Klay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781594204999
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852221707
  • 416115
  • (OCoLC)ocn852221707
  • 416115

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