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Redeployment

by Phil Klay

Redeployment
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2014, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2015, 304 pages

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Realistic and deeply emotional, Redeployment brings readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction
Is there any way a civilian can understand military life? And what about combat: can anyone, other than those who have lived it, ever relate? Such questions recur each time I read war literature, watch a classic film like Full Metal Jacket or talk with a veteran. For some reason, maybe selfish or maybe curious, I desperately want to understand – or at least relate to – what I hear and read from the people who do know. Phil Klay's short story collection, Redeployment, reassured me that this curiosity is okay. (Though it's subject matter is decidedly not reassuring.) My desire to comprehend the unnatural, exhilarating and disturbing events of war felt accepted and maybe even encouraged as I read the stories of this phenomenal writer and former member of the military.

Redeployment drew me into its pages readily: the appeal...

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