Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pg. 69: Danny Scheinmann's "Random Acts of Heroic Love"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Random Acts of Heroic Love by Danny Scheinmann.

About the book, from the publisher:
With over 200,000 copies sold in the UK, aRichard & Judy pick, rights sold in 19 countries, called “riveting” and “mesmerizing,” this is a cinematic debut from a gifted new writer. Based on real family events, Danny Scheinmann’s novel paints a dramatic portrait of two apparently unconnected epic love stories.

1992: Traveling through South America with his girlfriend, Leo wakes up in a hospital to find his girlfriend is dead. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But a surprising secret leads Leo to discover something that will change his life forever.

1917: Moritz is a POW fugitive, with seven thousand kilometers of the Russian steppes separating him from his first love, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The war may be over, but he now faces a perilous journey and the insecurity of whether his love is still waiting.
Read an excerpt from Random Acts of Heroic Love, and learn more about the author and his work at Danny Scheinmann's website.

Danny Scheinmann is a writer, actor and storyteller. He lives in London.

The Page 69 Test: Random Acts of Heroic Love.

--Marshal Zeringue