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By Caleb S. Cage

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


Cage captures similarities within the respective wilderness landscapes of either Iraq and Nevada, however it isn't just a research in contrasting landscapes. The inter-connected tales discover similarities and adjustments in human wishes from the views of significantly diversified cultures. in particular, the tales deftly trap the overlap within the respective barren region landscapes of every area, the contrasting cultures and worldviews, and the typical want for desire. Taken jointly, the tales symbolize the arc of a year-long deployment via younger infantrymen. Cage’s tales are certain jointly through the soldier’s searing studies within the wilderness, 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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