2003: As Croatia lurches from socialism into globalized capitalism, Toni, a cocky journalist in Zagreb, struggles to balance his fragile career, pushy family, and hotheaded girlfriend.
But in a moment of vulnerability he makes a mistake: volunteering his unhinged Arabic-speaking cousin Boris to report on the Iraq War.
Boris begins filing Gonzo missives from the conflict zone and Toni decides it is better to secretly rewrite his cousin's increasingly incoherent ramblings than face up to the truth.
But when Boris goes missing, Toni's own sense of reality - and reliability - begins to unravel. Our Man In Iraq, the first of Robert Perisic's novels to be translated into English, serves as an unforgettable introduction to a vibrant voice from Croatia.
With his characteristic humor and insight, Perisic gets to the heart of life made and remade by war.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 260 pages
- Publisher: Istros Books
- Publication Date: 06/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781908236043