Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young man serves as a tank crewman in the 1991 Gulf War and returns home, unable to live with his actions during the war. Rage and bitterness characterize much of the story.
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It was an unusually good reflection of what it was like for the ground troops during the war.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Main char. serviced by prostitute?    -   Yes Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol Conflict:    -   War, general

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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