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Phil Klay

Autor(a) de Redeployment

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About the Author

Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq's Anbar Province as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA. His story "Redeployment" was originally published in Granta and is included in mostrar mais Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 198 cópias
Granta 124: Travel (2013) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias


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The essays in the first half of the book kept my interest and attention and opened my eyes to new perspectives about the ongoing war in the Middle East. Many were a mix of hard-to-take grittiness and honesty and seen-it-before soldier life. I especially liked Prayer in the Furnace, which showed the meaningful and meaningless sides of being a chaplain under such brutal conditions.

The latter half of the book was populated with stories that were more about the issues facing returned vets. I know there are real issues here that need to be addressed, but maybe my patience for the stories had just worn out. I skimmed through these with little interest in them.

All-in-all a three star book. Four stars for the good stories in the first half. Two stars for the rest.
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zot79 | outras 70 resenhas | Aug 20, 2023 |
A collection of well written angry vet stories. My favorite story "Money as a weapons system" reminded me of Catch-22 and was the only story that I saw my own life and civilian job in.
markm2315 | outras 70 resenhas | Jul 1, 2023 |
A great book. Sent me into a rage at several points thinking about American hubris
squealermusic | outras 70 resenhas | Mar 16, 2023 |
Reading this book the first year after I retired from the military put -- not only my service into a broad context but in a much broader sense how past generations made the same post-military live adjustments. Like the author Phil Klay, I spent a better part of career in military Public Affairs so relating to his writing style and substance was seamless. The last easy dated on August 25, 2021 was the day I prepared to go work with Afghan refugees arriving in the U.S. as the Talban took control of Afghanistan. Seeing the people arrive after days of travel and escaping their the only country they ever knew is still a challenging memory. It's the kids that suffer the most in any war, but I am also still coming to terms with the final section of the book that revolves around faith. This is something that most veterans, especially those deployed to combat spend a lifetime with.… (mais)
John_Hughel | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 10, 2023 |



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