Nuevo destino

Nuevo destino

Book - 2015 | Spanish
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#65533;En Nuevo destino, Phil Klay le transmite al lector de a pie lo que se siente al ser un soldado en combate, y c#65533;mo es volver a casa, todav#65533;a aturdido por las contrariedades de la guerra.#65533; The New York Times

#65533;Qu#65533; ocurre cuando las guerras acaban y los soldados regresan a casa? #65533;Qu#65533; heridas de guerra son las m#65533;s terribles, las de sus cuerpos o las de sus mentes? #65533;Y qu#65533; pasar#65533; con esos heridos, ahora que su misi#65533;n ha terminado y nadie los necesita? Libro ganador del premio National Book Award 2014 Este libro, tan brillante como necesario, es la primera obra de Phil Klay, ex marine y veterano de la guerra de Irak. Con #65533;l obtuvo en 2014 el premio m#65533;s prestigioso de las letras norteamericanas: el National Book Award, adem#65533;s de otros galardones. Nuevo destino fue un#65533;nimemente aclamado por la cr#65533;tica norteamericana y recomendado por el presidente Barack Obama, que lo calific#65533; de lectura poderosa e inolvidable. A trav#65533;s de sus doce impactantes relatos, Nuevo destino traslada al lector a la primera l#65533;nea de fuego de las guerras de Irak y Afganist#65533;n, inst#65533;ndole a comprender lo que all#65533; sucedi#65533; y qu#65533; fue de los soldados que volvieron a casa. Basado en su propia experiencia y en la de otros soldados, el retrato que Phil Klay hace del conflicto b#65533;lico resulta a un tiempo pr#65533;ximo, duro e impactante, pero tambi#65533;n, aunque pueda parecer extra#65533;o, c#65533;lido e incluso mordaz. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction #65533; Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize #65533; Selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post Book World, Amazon, and more.


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Phil Klay's 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 these stories
struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
In Redeployment a soldier who has had
to shoot dogs because they were eating
human corpses must learn what it is like
to return to domestic life in suburbia,
surrounded by people "who have no idea
where Fallujah is, where three members
of your platoon died." In "After Action
Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation
for a killing he didn't commit, in order
that his best friend will be unburdened. A
Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his
experiences collecting remains--of U.S.
and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees
his understanding of Christianity, and his
ability to provide solace through religion,
tested by the actions of a ferocious
Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money
as a Weapons System", a young Foreign
Service Officer is given the absurd
task of helping Iraqis improve their
lives by teaching them to play baseball.
These stories reveal the intricate
combination of monotony, bureaucracy,
comradeship and violence that make
up a soldier's daily life at war, and the
isolation, remorse, and despair that can
Publisher: Miami, FL : Literatura Random House, 2015.
Edition: Primera ediciĆ³n.
ISBN: 9781941999387
1941999387
Branch Call Number: SPANISH FIC KLAY
Characteristics: 275 pages
Additional Contributors: Pellisa, Inga

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