“The bullets came fast, too fast to feel. That’s how it should be done, each shot coming quick after the last so you can’t even try to recover, which is when it hurts”
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
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.
“Redeployment is a quick but powerful and, for me, painful set of stories about the experience of ordinary soldiers in Iraq”
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Anthony Swofford, Author Of Jarhead
“Will simultaneously break your heart and give you reasons to hope”
“One of the great story collections of recent times”
“After the first reading I immediately began the second … Truly haunting, and truly, indisputably, brilliant”
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 New York Times Best Seller and won the National Book Award and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize 2014.