The Occupation of Joe, my new book, will be launched on August 31. Just two weeks to go.
In a city of hate, love can be lethal.
Tokyo, 1945. A Japanese boy too old for his years, a survivor of the American firebombing, dares to cross the wasteland where he saw thousands burn to death. He’s determined to approach the occupying forces to get food for his family.
A young Navy lieutenant, proud of the Allied victory but appalled by the devastation he sees across the city, cares enough to help. As postwar pressures mount, he becomes entangled with the boy, his infant sister and his beautiful mother – at the risk of their lives and his own.
The Occupation of Joe is an emotionally powerful page-turner, a gripping post-war tragedy from Top Hat Books, publisher of quality historical fiction. Told in short, propulsive chapters through alternating viewpoints, many readers finish this compelling novella in one sitting.
The book will be released on Amazon in paperback and digital formats. It’s available for pre-order now.