Uplifting New WWII Novel Details Survival in Russian POW Camp

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Uta Christensen's "Caught: Surviving the Turbulent River of Life" tells an important story of war and survival.

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"A truly breathtaking novel, 'Caught' is a tour de force of literary perfection; poignant, unremitting, and painfully real, this book is essential reading for all those willing to face hard truths – and grow from them.” – Charles Asher, Amazon, 5 stars

Taken by force by the Nazis from his German family, 16-year-old Janos becomes trapped in the last-gasp efforts of World War II. His years-long incarceration in Russian POW camps takes him to places of darkness, where he survives a near-death experience, and survives physical and emotional starvation in hard labor camps.

Though vast numbers of prisoners die, Janos comes to thrive as he finds friendship, compassion, healing, mentoring, and love as well.

Looking back at his experiences after many years, now a successful executive in Germany, Janos relates his horrifying and good experiences to a pretty young woman. She is drawn into his moving tapestry of shocking events that took place in POW camps deep within Russia, but shift eventually to uplifting experiences. This important story proves the saying that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

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“This book is not only a fascinating read, but an important story about war and survival. We are pleased to announce its release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

“Told in flashbacks, 'Caught: Surviving the Turbulent River of Life' explores the intricate nature of suffering and memory, delving into the complexities of how the past – even the most vicious episodes – informs the present, and the very nature of the self. Uta Christensen, with striking prose and a poetic sensibility, brings the darker chapters of history to life in such a way that one is instantly captivated by a concurrent horror and pity, a sense of tragedy, but, too, a catharsis in overcoming, in human resilience and beauty itself. A truly breathtaking novel, 'Caught' is a tour de force of literary perfection; poignant, unremitting, and painfully real, this book is essential reading for all those willing to face hard truths – and grow from them.” – Charles Asher, Amazon, 5 stars

About the Author: Born in Germany, Uta Christensen spent years in Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia before settling in California. Holding a bachelor of arts degree in English and German literature, she taught English at a community college and was an administrative analyst at the University of California. Her first book, her father’s memoir of survival in Russian POW camps, was published in Germany. She is also the author of two other novels published in the U.S.: "Bed of Roses, Bed of Thorns" and "Tough as Fine Silk, Escape from Beijing." The author lives half the year in California and the other half in Australia.

CAUGHT: SURVIVING THE TURBULENT RIVER OF LIFE (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-63135-820-3, ePub ISBN: 978-1-63135-819-7) is available for $7.99 at epubco.com, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in multi-formats for other e-Readers through numerous vendors online.

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-63135-545-5, $18.95) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbprabooks.com/utachristensen, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online book sellers.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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