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Demon camp : a soldier's exorcism, Jennifer Percy

Label
Demon camp : a soldier's exorcism
Title
Demon camp
Title remainder
a soldier's exorcism
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Percy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen Special Ops soldiers crashed during a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan, killing everyone on board. In that instant, machine gunner Caleb Daniels lost his best friend, Kip Jacoby, and seven members of his unit. Back in the US, Caleb begins to see them everywhere--dead Kip, with his Alice in Wonderland tattoos, and the rest of them, their burned bodies watching him. But there is something else haunting Caleb, too--a presence he calls the Black Thing, or the Destroyer, a paralyzing horror that Caleb comes to believe is a demon. Alone with these apparitions, Caleb considers killing himself. There is an epidemic of suicide among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder who cannot cope with ordinary life in the aftermath of explosions and carnage. Jennifer Percy finds herself drawn to their stories, wanting to comprehend their experiences and pain. Her subject, Caleb, has been bringing damaged veterans to a Christian exorcism camp in Georgia that promises them deliverance from the war. As Percy spends time with these soldiers and exorcists and their followers--finding their beliefs both repellent and magnetic--she enters a world of fanaticism that is alternately terrifying and welcoming. With a jagged lyricism reminiscent of Michael Herr and Denis Johnson, Demon Camp is the riveting true story of a veteran with PTSD and an exploration of the battles soldiers face after the war is over. Percy's riveting account forces us to gaze upon the true human consequences of the War on Terror"--Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Percy, Jennifer
Dewey number
616.85/212
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC552.P67
LC item number
P445 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daniels, Caleb
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Exorcism
  • War neuroses
Target audience
adult
Label
Demon camp : a soldier's exorcism, Jennifer Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781451661989
Lccn
bl2013050368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867641033
  • 1086570
  • (OCoLC)ocn867641033
  • 1086570
Label
Demon camp : a soldier's exorcism, Jennifer Percy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781451661989
Lccn
bl2013050368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867641033
  • 1086570
  • (OCoLC)ocn867641033
  • 1086570

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