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Redeployment / Phil Klay.

Klay, Phil. (Author). Klay, Phil. Short stories. Selections. (Added Author).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC KLAY (Text) 79361000092718 Adult Fiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch LITERATURE SHORT.STORIES KLAY (Text) 37516002015756 AdultNF Literature Available -
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch LITERATURE SHORT.STORIES KLAY (Text) 37516002015757 AdultNF Literature Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC KLA (Text) 37323005243988 FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143126829
  • ISBN: 0143126822
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 20 cm

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Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Afghan War, 2001- > Fiction.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Fiction.
Soldiers > United States > Fiction.
Genre: War stories.

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