Albert Schriber’s new novel finds hopeful future despite dark past

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‘Anchors Aweigh’ tells story of young man overcoming abusive childhood through military

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Do not be defined by the abuse or sadness in your life,” Schriber says. “Strive for autonomy and dignity on a continuum of growth.

Joseph has been living on his own since he was 15, due to an abusive childhood. With the Vietnam War in full swing, his chances of being drafted are at an all-time high. He decides the only thing to do, is dodge the Army draft, by joining the Navy.

Author Albert Schriber makes his literary debut with his new novel, “Anchors Aweigh: Voyage to What I Chose to Become” (published by iUniverse), which draws from his own experiences in the Navy to tell the emotional story of a man named Joseph.

Joseph quickly learns that military life isn’t as easy as he once thought, as it quickly brings him numerous unpleasant experiences. What he doesn’t realize, is the lasting, positive effect these experiences will have on him.

Throughout “Anchors Aweigh,” readers will watch Joseph mature into a responsible and hardened man. After a decade of Navy life and globe-trotting, Joseph will learn that abusive childhood experiences don’t have to define him and that he is in control of his own destiny.

“Do not be defined by the abuse or sadness in your life,” Schriber says. “Strive for autonomy and dignity on a continuum of growth.”

“Anchors Aweigh”
By Albert Schriber
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781491750896
E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9781491750902
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Albert Schriber served for 12 years in the United States Navy. He is now retired from the Hewlett-Packard Company, following 27 years of service. He has a master’s degree in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta. He is working on his second book, “The Evil One.” He and his wife have two children, four grandchildren and live in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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