Toni, the economics correspondent of a leading Croatian newspaper, initially thought it would be a brilliant idea to send his Arabic-speaking cousin Boris to Iraq to report on the war. However, when all news from Boris suddenly stops, Toni's career - and his increasingly complicated personal life - is left hanging in the balance as he is forced to fake his cousin's reports.
Our Man in Iraq is a social novel which, with superior lightness and a lot of humour, takes hold on contemporary themes and at the same follows a subtle love story which cannot escape the rules of the world that surrounds it.
Incredibly funny, ambitious and intelligent - this is a novel that changed the overall scene of contemporary Croatian literature.
Robert Perisic rodjen je u Splitu 1969. godine. Objavio je knjigunpesama Dvorac Amerika (1995), knjige prica Mozes pljunuti onog tko bude pitao za nas (1999; 2002, Samizdat B92, drugo, dopunjeno izdanje) i Uzas i veliki troskovi (2002, Samizdat B92), komediju "Kultura u predgradju" (premijera 2000, DK Gavella). Pise knjizevnu kritiku za tjednik Globus. Zivi u Zagrebu.