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By Caleb S. Cage

Desert Mementos is a set of loosely attached brief tales set through the early levels of the Iraq battle (2004 and 2005). The tales rotate from battles with insurgents and the drudgery of the warfare computer in Iraq to Nevada, the place characters are both getting ready for conflict, escaping it in the course of their go away, or returning home having visible what they’ve seen.

 

Cage captures similarities within the respective desolate tract landscapes of either Iraq and Nevada, however it isn't just a learn in contrasting landscapes. The inter-connected tales discover similarities and ameliorations in human wishes from the views of significantly varied cultures. in particular, the tales deftly catch the overlap within the respective wasteland landscapes of every area, the contrasting cultures and worldviews, and the typical want for desire. Taken jointly, the tales signify the arc of a year-long deployment via younger infantrymen. Cage’s tales are sure jointly by way of the soldier’s searing reviews within the barren region, bookended through 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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