Road of Bones
That's the title of my forthcoming novel (Gloria Mindock's Červená Barva Press) about two German lovers separated by war.
It's set in Berlin and the Russian Front during one cold week in January of 1945. The main characters are Hans, a soldier, and Magda, a widow and his lover.
Hans is a fictional representation of the German soldiers who killed my mom's family in 1942. I wanted to write about him so I could better understand what happened to my grandmother and my aunt and my aunt's baby.
WIPs -- an online journal that offers excerpts from novels in progress -- has published a chapter from late in the Road of Bones, along with an interview in which I talk about writing the book, my motivation and the problems finding a publisher.
Please take a look.
And buy the book when it comes out!
Click here to read the chapter.