Michael Pitre’s “Fives and Twenty Fives”


Guest: Michael Pitre

Iraq War veteran MICHAEL PITRE has written a new novel about a road repair and bomb disposal team working on the highways in Anbar Province during the war.  To tell the story, Pitre uses the experiences of three very different men — a Marine, a medic and an Iraqi interpreter. The title of the book, Fives and Twenty-Fives, is a reference to the procedure the road crews used to check for bombs hiding in the potholes they were assigned to fill.  Marty talks to Pitre about his novel, the war and returning home.

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