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Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

In the title story of Phil Klay's collection Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, the Marine narrator says about his actions during wartime, "The thinking comes later, when they give you the time."

Throughout that opening story and those that follow, Klay, a veteran Marine himself, explores the complicated emotions that come with that collision of wartime experience and thought.

Klay's narratives vary, following characters including, in one story, a Marine turned law student and, in another, a Foreign Service Officer tasked with teaching Iraqi citizens baseball, but individually and together, his stories illuminate contemporary war -- and the reckoning it demands. 

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Redeployment on Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.

This selection and meeting are part of DC Public Library's Summer Reading program, "Every Hero Has a Story." For more information, check out dclibrary.org/summerreading.
    Cover image of Redeployment