Monday, March 5, 2012

My New Book Written Especially for Boys

A tale of courage & endurance
Eighteen-year-old Sam Frederiksen has come a long way from the Prairies. Trained to be a gunner in a Lancaster bomber during WWII, he is shot down over France. Surviving the crash, he joins forces with the French Resistance...only to be betrayed by one of its members. He and other flyers are rounded up by the Gestapo and held in Fresnes prison.
Treated as spies, rather than POWs, these men are beaten — then sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany. It is here that Sam witnesses the darkest side of humanity — gas chambers, torture and starvation. Yet it is also here that he comes to understand the true resilience and unfathomable courage of the victims.
Behind Enemy Lines is partially based on a true incident from WWII, in which 168 Allied airmen were captured and sent to Buchenwald. Twenty-six of these men were Canadian.

Thursday March 15, 7:30 pm
Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park
1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba