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Dean King

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I like to read, wander cross-country, travel in cultures I don't understand, cycle, play squash, and I'm a foodie. But most of all I like to be in the throes of writing a book. This is invigorating work. The moment when the hard-won research combines with a bit of sweat and blood and occasionally a tear to become a fluid paragraph is like no other. What I hope to achieve is to suspend time and disbelief for the reader and carry her or him into another world, where they live more fully and in the moment.


Phil Klay's "Redeployment," the lead story in this issue, is a good reminder of the impact of our current war efforts on soldiers. Read also: Karl Marlantes's What It's Like To Go to War is a must-read on the subject.
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“[...] what's the use of lying down to die as long as we can stand up and walk.”
Dean King, Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

“Hamet, Seid, and Abdallah were stung by the irony that on the wild desert, where people had virtually nothing, they shared freely, but here, where resources were comparatively abundant, no one would offer them so much as a drink.”
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