The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War II

The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War II

by June J. McInerney

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The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War II by June J. McInerney

From the author of "Forty-Thirty" and "The Basset Chronicles" comes this seminal historical novel about German prisoners of war housed in Phoenixville PA. Forced against his will to join the German Wehrmacht Medical Korps during World War II, young Franz Weberhardt, finds himself one of the 250 prisoners transported to Valley Forge General Hospital to assist in the care of 3,000 American war-wounded.
A talented artist who longs for nothing more than peace and to return home to be with his mother and childhood sweetheart, Franz faces daunting challenges, threats of betrayal, budding romance, gifts of true friendship, and a crisis of faith. He struggles through his loneliness and sorrow by painting a portrait of Martin Luther, whose life and beliefs he has admired since childhood.
Franz's story and his oil painting are the allegorical basis of this page-turning narrative that explores the stark realities of the lives of 480,000 WWII PWs who were incarcerated in over 500 PW camps across the continental United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517759933
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2015
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

June J. McInerney is an accomplished author and literary critic. Her debut novel, Forty-Thirty, is a coming-of-age story about a young woman who learns the game of life as she plays the game of tennis. June has also penned a number of collections of short stories, including The Basset Chronicles and Cats of Nine Tales; two volumes of poetry; and books and lyrics for a number of musicals that have been produced by various theaters across the country. Originally from New York, she holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in abstract mathematics and English Literature as well as an Associates Degree in Theology. She currently resides in Phoenixville , which, in many respects, is still like it was during World War II.

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