Winner of the national book award shortlisted for the frank O'Connor prize, 'We shot dogs. Not by accident. We did it on purpose and we called it "Operation Scooby". I'm a dog person, so I thought about that a lot'. So begins this unprecedented book about the human cost of war by former marine captain and Iraq veteran, Phil Klay. 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. 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. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, Redeployment marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation.
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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)
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 exhilarating in its effects (Patrick McGrath)
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)
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 (Colum McCann)
America's recent military misadventures have produced some searingly brilliant writing of late but Repeployment is so good as to put one in mind of the enduringly excellent; O'Brien, Hemingway, even Crane. Phil Klay turns his mercilessly analytical eye into various unexplored corners of the combat experience; from the crazed non-language of acronym to the distant anguish of the artilleryman to the profound problems of decompression and re-adjustment back into a society which the returning soldier has killed for but which he no longer understands and which cannot understand him. It is stuffed full of the magic and wonder and terror of life. After the first reading I immediately began the second, still hungry for the power of its prose and the reward and fascination of its insights. Truly haunting, and truly, indisputably, brilliant (NIALL GRIFFITHS)
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)
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 writing is humane, honest, robust and rich. It hooks you in and doesn't let you go. His stories are about men trained to a level of brutality that enables them to justify their actions in the most banal of terms: 'We just killed some bad guys.' But these American soldiers themselves end up as victims of the insane logic of the war machine, unable to function in any other context. Klay's unsparing prose reminds us what a disaster the occupation of Iraq has been for all concerned --James Robertson
Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and served in Iraq. His work has featured in the New York Times and Granta. This is his first book.
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Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 2014. Condizione libro: Good. Main ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP78355056
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 2014. Condizione libro: Good. Main ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP93851138
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR005611682
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Oktav. minimale Lagerspuren (fast neuwertig), Neupreis: 20,17 ¿. Codice libro della libreria 009759
Descrizione libro Canongate Books, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. A decent copy of this hardback without wrapper. No major flaws. We sell high quality books at reasonable prices, shipped regularly from the UK. We are part of the Petersfield Bookshop who are members of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Codice libro della libreria mon0000040668
Descrizione libro Canongate, 2014. Hardcover/gebunden 291 Seiten 240x135 mm Sprache: en 510 gr Unser Service für Sie: Originalfoto(s) und detaillierte Zustandsbeschreibung // Leichte Lagerspuren am Einband. Bindung intakt. Seiten in gepflegtem, sauberem, heilem Zustand. Keine Einträge, Anstreichungen oder Stempel. Kein Mängelexemplar. // Werktäglicher Versand. Sichere Verpackung in Luftpolsterfolie. Schnelle Beantwortung Ihrer Fragen vor und selbstverständlich auch nach der Bestellung. Geld-zurück-Garantie inklusive Übernahme der Portokosten im Falle einer Rücksendung. //. Codice libro della libreria 9251-1000-21
Descrizione libro Hardcover Mar 27, 2014. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Same day dispatch. Lovely copy. Codice libro della libreria HF-20RT-XF68
Descrizione libro Canongate, London, 2014. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. This is the uncorrected proof of the first British edition. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award. A fine copy in illustrated wrappers. One of the best books to come out of the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars. Klay takes readers to the front lines "asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned," says the publisher. Klay is a Dartmouth graduate who served in Iraq after graduating. Signed by the author on the title page. Codice libro della libreria 27318