Phil Klay is a former Marine and Iraq veteran.
The story: A Marine returns from a tough tour in Iraq and is confronted by problems at home that remind him of events that happened on deployment.
Characters: An unnamed first-person male narrator, his wife Cheryl, their dog Vicar
Themes: Readjusting to home-life after war, coping with violence and death
- What makes the narrator’s readjustment to post-deployment life so hard?
- How does the narrator’s dog Vicar figure in the story? What does he mean to the narrator?
- What do you think the narrator’s wife Cheryl makes of her husband?
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