Words After War Book Club: REDEPLOYMENT

December’s selection is REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay

Words After War invites you to join us in reading our official book club selection for December: Redeployment by Phil Klay.

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 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 this collection of stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.

Read along with us! We’ll post our interview with Phil Klay on HuffPo at the end of the month.


The Words After War Book Club features a book each month that we believe is important for our community to read and discuss. As we go, we invite you to read along with us, and we conclude each month with an interview with the author, shared on The Huffington Post.

Previous selected works:

  • Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman
  • Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite
  • Girl at War by Sara Nović
  • I’d Walk with My Friends if I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby
  • You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
  • Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre
  • The Theater of War by Bryan Doerries
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