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 is a collection of the stories of those affected by war, be it the soldier on the frontline, the wife greeting her husband home from war, the priest offering consolation to those fighting, an outsider looking in, we are all affected in one way or another. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, 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.
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. He is currently working on his first novel.