What Will Remain



The first novel from the author described by The Times as ‘the warrior poet’

‘You can tell from the first page that Dan Clements is a writer of real talent, with a warrior’s eye and a poet’s ear. WHAT WILL REMAIN is a complex, intelligent and wide-ranging examination of modern warfare, and the toll it exacts from those at the sharp end.’
Tom Williams, screenwriter of KAJAKI: THE TRUE STORY

WHAT WILL REMAIN is a war novel born out of the author’s own experiences of serving with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan. It consists of a series of distinct but closely interwoven stories told against the backdrop of the conflict: fragments of memory, sorrow and hope that build like impressionistic brushstrokes upon a canvas to create a profound and essential tableau of modern war and its place in society. Steeped vividly in the sun, sweat and sand of the Helmand front line but centred firmly within the treacherous battlefield of the human heart, WHAT WILL REMAIN is a harrowing and utterly captivating account from a richly talented début author.