Press release for Eugene - A Myanmar love story and historical fiction novel by John G Smith

Advance Information To Booksellers!

Troubadour Publishing have told me that Advance Information for Eugene is going out to book retailers, libraries, and local bookshops.  All in preparation for 28th September 2016 – The date of publication!  I’ve included the ‘AI’ here.

Eugene: Advance Information

After a harrowing tour of duty as an RAF conscript, Eugene returns to Britain from war-ravaged Burma. He is unexpectedly excluded from the family butchery business and so he sets out on his return to climb the business ladder, embracing and exploiting the innovations and opportunities that present themselves out of the privations of post-war Britain.

For all his rapid advancement in both work and play Eugene is forever mourning the loss of his first love, a beautiful, lithe, young Burmese nurse named Chit. Having nurtured him back to life with her tenderness, their relationship was brutally shattered when he was dragged away from her, under arrest for fraternising with a local. Eugene is forced to make a life-changing decision marry Chit, face court martial and a possible death sentence, or return to the UK.

Not knowing whether he ll ever see his first love again Eugene is driven to succeed but family tragedies ensue his older brother commits suicide and his brother-in-law is killed in a coal-mining accident. Eugene finds himself thriving at a time when the rest are going to wrack and ruin. But greed and self-interest take their toll and disintegration looms.

Eugene is a riveting account of triumph, turmoil, and ultimately tragedy. This novel will appeal to readers of historical novels; the forbidden love of a Burmese girl is woven throughout a historical narrative that details post- war Britain and the lives of the young men sent to the Far East making for an intriguing and fast-paced read.

JOHN G SMITH was born in rural Derbyshire, but now resides in Nottinghamshire with his wife Julia. Having written books on finance and economics, Eugene is his debut novel.

PUBLISHED 28th September 2016
ISBN 9781785893384
Distributor: ́Orca Book Services. Tel: 01235 465521. Email: BIC subject category : FV Historical fiction.




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