The Resource Redeployment, Phil Klay

Redeployment, Phil Klay

Label
Redeployment
Title
Redeployment
Statement of responsibility
Phil Klay
Creator
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the title story, 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 Mortuary 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. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss
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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
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Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, 2015.
Awards note
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2014.
  • W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, 2015.
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10276000
Cataloging source
DLC
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Klay, Phil
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Klay, Phil
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True
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Afghan War (2001- )
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Erzählung
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
Redeployment, Phil Klay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn852221707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781594204999
Lccn
2013028125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)852221707
Label
Redeployment, Phil Klay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn852221707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781594204999
Lccn
2013028125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)852221707

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