16 Jul 2017

Brian Van Reet: Spoils of war

From Sunday Morning, 11:35 am on 16 July 2017

A new novel, Spoils, sets out to show what the Iraq war was really like through the eyes of Cassandra Wigheard, a young tank gunner and Abu Al Hool, an Egyptian jihadi. Brian Van Reet's debut shows the harsh brutalities and lengthy boredom of being at war. A former US soldier, Brian explains how his experiences shaped the book and questions what the Iraq war was really about.