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Author: Phil Klay
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143126829
ISBN-10: 0143126822
Publication Date: 2/24/2015
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 44
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This is a collection of short stories written by Phil Klay about Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and their lives before and after. The stories were almost all written in the first person and I at first thought that I was reading real-life recollections by real, live Marines. The stories are written so well that the line between fiction and nonfiction is completely blurred. I was really surprised to read that they were all fiction and written by one man. Several of the stories had Camp Lejeune as a setting and it was interesting to me to read stories set on a base that I once called home. The military details are dead-on accurate and impossible to tell if the author has actually served in the Marines. I would heartily recommend this book to anyone.
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