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Spoils By Brian Van Reet

Spoils by Brian Van Reet

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*WINNER OF THE WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS FICTION AWARD 2017*It is the spring of 2003 and coalition forces are advancing on Iraq. When Cassandra is taken prisoner by al-Hool's mujahideen brotherhood, both fighters will find their loyalties tested to the very limits.

Spoils Summary

Spoils by Brian Van Reet

*WINNER OF THE WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS FICTION AWARD 2017* It is the spring of 2003 and coalition forces are advancing on Iraq. Images of a giant statue of Saddam Hussein crashing to the ground in Baghdad are being beamed to news channels around the world. Nineteen-year-old Specialist Cassandra Wigheard, on her first deployment since joining the US army two years earlier, is primed for war. For Abu al-Hool, a jihadist since the days of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, war is wearing thin. Two decades of fighting have left him questioning his commitment to the struggle. When Cassandra is taken prisoner by al-Hool's mujahideen brotherhood, both fighters will find their loyalties tested to the very limits.

Spoils Reviews

"A brilliantly written account of kidnap and conquest in the early years of the Iraq war." -- Justine Jordan * Guardian, Books of the Year *
"Clear, authentic and beautifully written, Spoils is a book about war for people who don't like books about war. Van Reet gives us a thriller that is not a thriller, but a grave and fierce description of the moral battlefield behind the headlines from Iraq." -- Anne Enright
"Blisteringly good." * Daily Telegraph *
"Undeniably engrossing." * Observer *
"Brian Van Reet's assured debut novel begins with one of the best opening chapters I've read... bear[s] eye-widening witness to valour, horror, violence, cruelty and absurdity... not only rewarding but necessary." * Guardian *

About Brian Van Reet

Brian Van Reet was born in Houston. Following the September 11 attacks, he dropped out of the University of Virginia and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Iraq under stop-loss orders, achieved the rank of sergeant and was awarded a Bronze Star for valour. After an honourable discharge he studied at the University of Missouri and later the University of Texas. His stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Beast and the Washington Post.

Additional information

GOR009080453
9781784704322
1784704326
Spoils by Brian Van Reet
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2018-03-01
272
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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