Compound Memorandum:

Compound Memorandum

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Published by:
Yago Cura
Published:
4/12/2010
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
32 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Literature & Writing
Tags:
compound life, compound office dynamics, Iraqi occupation, non-governmental offices, T-Walls

Compound Memorandum is a piece of fiction written by journalist James W. Foley. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, Foley's fictional account of compound life in Baghdad illuminates the bureaucratic side of the salarymen of the Occupation of Iraq. Tucked into self-sufficient compounds with aggressive security, the salarymen rarely leave the compound. The narrator of Compound Memorandum indentures himself to an emotional larceny that is perhaps a reaction to the emotional distance and isolation the salarymen feel on these compounds.

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