The Red Boat (Le Bateau Rouge)
by Allen Brookins-Brown
During the German occupation of France in the 1940s, a Field Marshalls golden locket passes from lover to lover, and betrayal to betrayal. A mother is distraught as her little boy vanishes from a Normandy beach while her husband philanders with his secretary. All the while, a village flower girl is deprived of her innocence, her friends and her country, leading to her betrayal by her lover in the French Underground.
About the Author:
Allen Brookins-Brown was born in Saarburg, France, in 1945, the son of a rare coin dealer. Orphaned at an early age, he was adopted by an American family in the United States where he graduated from university in 1970 and entered into finance. His novels are drawn from his fathers wartime experiences in the French Army and family narratives. His family consists of himself and two dictatorial cats, Thompson and Doris.
(2014, Paperback, 160 pages)