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This book is the winner of the National Book Award. It was shortlisted for the frank o'connor prize. 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? How does it feel to come home? 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.
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ISBN-13: 9780857864246
ISBN-10: 0857864246
Pagini: 291
Dimensiuni: 130 x 198 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Editura: Canongate Books

Notă biografică

Phil Klay is a Dartmouth grad and a veteran of the US Marine Corps.  He served in Iraq during the Surge and subsequently received an MFA from Hunter College, where he studied with Colum McCann and Peter Carey, and worked as Richard Ford’s research assistant.  His first published story, “Redeployment”, appeared in Granta’s Summer 2011 issue.  That story led to the sale of his forthcoming collection, which will be published in seven countries.  His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012.

Recenzii

"If you want to know the real cost of war for those who do the fighting, read Redeployment.  These stories say it all, with an eloquence and rare humanity that will simultaneously break your heart and give you reasons to hope."
—Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

"As we try to understand the human costs of yet another foreign conflict, Phil Klay brings us the stories of the American combatants, told in a distinct, new, and powerful voice."
—Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

"Redeployment" is a stunning, upsetting, urgently necessary book about the impact of the Iraq war on both soldiers and civilians. Klay's writing is searing and powerful, unsparing of its characters and its readers, art made from a soldier's fearless commitment to confront those losses that can't be tallied in statistics. "Be honest with me," a college student asks a returning veteran in one story, and Phil Klay's answer is a challenge of its own: these stories demand and deserve our attention.
—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

"Phil Klay's stories are tightly wound psychological thrillers. The global wars of our last decade weave in and out of these affecting tales about characters who sound and feel like your neighbors. Klay comes to us through Leo Tolstoy, Ray Carver, and Ann Beattie. It's a thrill to read a young writer so brilliantly parsing the complexities and vagaries of war. That he does so with surgical precision and artful zest makes this a must-read."
—Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead

"When the history of these times are finally shaken out, and the shredders have all been turned off, we will turn to writers like Phil Klay to finally understand the true nature of who we were, and where we have been, and where we are still going.  He slips himself in under the skin of the war with a muscular language and an agile heart and a fair amount of complicated doubt.  Redeployment will be one of the great story collections of recent times.  Phil Klay is a writer of our times.  I can't wait to see what he does next."
—Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

"Redeployment is fiction of a very high order.  These are war stories, written with passion and urgency and consummate writerly skill.  There's a clarity here that's lacerating in its precision and exhiliration in its effect."
—Patrick McGrath, author of Trauma

"These stories are surgically precise strikes to the heart; you can't read them without recalling other classic takes on war and loss—Conrad, Herr, Hemingway.  Klay maps the cast of our recent Middle East conflicts and illuminates its literal, and philosophical center: human casualty."
—Lea Carpenter, author of Eleven Days

“These are gorgeous stories—fierce, intelligent and heartbreaking. Phil Klay, a former Marine, brings us both the news from Iraq and the news from back home. His writing is bold and sure, and full of all sorts of authority – literary, military and just plain human. This is news we need to hear, from a new writer  we need to know about.”
—Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta
 
 

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