Redeployment

by Phil Klay

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LoveReading Expert Review of Redeployment

An utterly compelling read giving an insight into the wars in Iraq, written with a frank, decisive and convincing hand. Once you start reading, you quite simply don't want to stop, it’s an often uncomfortable read but there is a feeling of needing to know and wanting to empathise with these characters. It feels as though you have been permission to have direct access to their minds, their memories, the confusion of going from a war zone to a home town, of being in combat. Although there are 12 short stories revealed here, it almost seems as though you are listening to one solider and yet all of them at the same time. Unless from a military background you may need to have a device handy to look up the acronyms used here. This is a commanding collection of short stories, one that will demand your attention throughout and clamour at your consciousness long after.~ Liz Robinson

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Redeployment Synopsis

'Powerful' Barack Obama 'Searing' New York Times How do you comfort a man who has just lost his best friend? How does it feel to see fear in your wife's eyes? What does it mean to come home? In one of the most acclaimed and celebrated collections of stories for years, Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781786899064
Publication date: 29th October 2020
Author: Phil Klay
Publisher: Canongate Canons an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Phil Klay Press Reviews

'A must-read' -- Anthony Swofford, author of JARHEAD

 

'Will simultaneously break your heart and give you reasons to hope' -- Ben Fountain

 

'One of the great story collections of recent times' -- Colum McCann


Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781786899064
Publication date: 29/10/2020
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780857864246
Publication date: 18/12/2014
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781101975275
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Format: Ebook

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About Phil Klay

Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He served in Iraq during the surge and subsequently received an MFA from Hunter College. His work has featured in the New York Times, Tin House and Granta. Redeployment is his first book and was a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Best Seller and was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor Prize 2014.

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