Redeployment (Phil Klay)

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This profound story collection by debut author and Marine veteran Klay provides a panoramic view of what it means to be an American soldier, both on and off the battlefield. Each story portrays a different aspect of military life, revealing that there is no one true wartime experience. Artillerymen consider the enemies they kill but never see; Mortuary Affairs officials collect the myriad dead; young soldiers attempt to lose their virginity before deployment; returning warriors struggle to readjust to civilian life. Klay’s prose is straightforward, unflinching and psychologically intense. He’s a star on the rise, and REDEPLOYMENT is a timely and important book.

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ISBN: 9781594204999
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Published: Penguin Press - March 4th, 2014

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