Author David Kawika Crowley’s New Book “The Shovel” Is an Evocative Tale of Devotion and Loss, Horror and Survival for Two Young Lovers in a Nazi Concentration Camp

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Recent release “The Shovel” from Page Publishing author David Kawika Crowley is a gripping work of fiction introducing John and Marie, love-struck teenagers from the same village captured by soldiers and reunited against all odds in a Nazi extermination camp. John’s determination to survive and to see Marie sets in motion a remarkable story of perseverance, compassion, and survival.

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David Kawika Crowley was born in 1951 who moved to postwar Japan with his missionary parents at the age of six months and thereafter embarked on a life of equal parts adventure and tragedy. He has published his new book “The Shovel”: a compelling drama centered on the love shared between a beautiful Gypsy girl and an Orthodox Christian boy in World War II-era Germany.

Surviving an execution at a Nazi concentration camp, a teenage boy with a daring spirit of survival and undying love finds a tree stump in the forest just outside the camp. There—with the shovel that saved his life, and some help from a totally unexpected source—he begins his daring plan to tunnel his way to the barracks where his young lover remains. The twists and turns of this incredible saga of determination and freedom are haunting and thrilling from start to finish!

Published by Page Publishing, David Kawika Crowley’s engrossing book is a spellbinding work of historical fiction.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Shovel” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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