By Caleb S. Cage
Cage captures similarities within the respective wasteland landscapes of either Iraq and Nevada, however it is not only a research in contrasting landscapes. The inter-connected tales discover similarities and ameliorations in human wishes from the views of greatly diverse cultures. in particular, the tales deftly trap the overlap within the respective barren region landscapes of every quarter, the contrasting cultures and worldviews, and the typical desire for desire. Taken jointly, the tales symbolize the arc of a year-long deployment by way of younger infantrymen. Cage’s tales are certain jointly through the soldier’s searing stories within the desolate tract, bookended via leaving and returning domestic to Nevada, which in lots of methods should be simply as disorienting as patrolling the Iraq desert.
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Desert Mementos: Stories of Iraq and Nevada by Caleb S. Cage