Graduate project

Catherine Talbot's Two days in Iraq

Catherine Talbot’s Two Days in Iraq is a novel-in-stories that takes the reader 
 along with Catherine and her Army unit on their deployment to wartime Iraq. The stories 
 explore the poignant changes and trauma that occur in a soldier's life when they are living on 
 a daily dose of destruction. The narrative follows a young woman and her groups of misfits, 
 bosses, and enablers as they bring freedom to the Iraqi people. We watch Catherine develop 
 from a neglected child to absentee mother; from an orphan warrior to an overwhelmed, 
 suffering woman. 
 This project is divided into four parts: an introduction, entering the war zone, 
 Catherine at work in the combat zone, and the descent into the hell of the Baghdad morgue. 
 Catherine' s story invites the reader to experience the personal world of the men and women, 
 who face confusion, heartache, and occasional exhilaration while serving in a far off land that 
 few understand, least of all Catherine and her compatriots.

Catherine Talbot’s Two Days in Iraq is a novel-in-stories that takes the reader along with Catherine and her Army unit on their deployment to wartime Iraq. The stories explore the poignant changes and trauma that occur in a soldier's life when they are living on a daily dose of destruction. The narrative follows a young woman and her groups of misfits, bosses, and enablers as they bring freedom to the Iraqi people. We watch Catherine develop from a neglected child to absentee mother; from an orphan warrior to an overwhelmed, suffering woman. This project is divided into four parts: an introduction, entering the war zone, Catherine at work in the combat zone, and the descent into the hell of the Baghdad morgue. Catherine' s story invites the reader to experience the personal world of the men and women, who face confusion, heartache, and occasional exhilaration while serving in a far off land that few understand, least of all Catherine and her compatriots.

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