Thursday, December 2, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fabyan Place by Peter Angus


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Book Details:

Book Title:  Fabyan Place: Two WWII GIs Fight to Survive and Overcome Racial Strife as POWS by Peter Angus
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 350 pages
Genre:  Historical Fiction 
Publisher:  Dottenfritz Press 
Release date:   August 2021
Content Rating:  PG13 + M: Some use of the “F” word, some swearing, bigoted pejorative vernacular common in the 1940s, treatment attributed to Nazi captors in both a POW and Death Camp and one antagonist suicide.

Fabyan Place is a book that stays with you. A callow young man goes to war and confronts his prejudice, forming an unlikely friendship in a POW camp with another soldier. They each know a secret about the other that could be a death sentence. Deeply researched with fascinating details and unforgettable characters, moving and thought-provoking, the story rises to a ferocious finish that will take your breath away.” — Kay Williams, co-author, The Matryoshka Murders and Butcher of Dreams

“Enthusiasts of this genre will be impressed by the book’s authenticity. The author has a deep knowledge of the Second World War and offers many historical insights and details that I was not aware of.” — David Aretha, editor, World War II Chronicle and The Holocaust Chronicle

Book Description:
Should racism prevent you fighting for your country?
Does bigotry still live even after a war has ended?
Must standing at the gates of hell in a POW camp forever change a man?
Memories of his internment as a prisoner echo as a young war veteran returns to his family and an enigmatic visitor arrives unannounced on Christmas morning.

The guest brings memories of the war, the horrors of the camps and the life-altering changes in his own psyche as his family prepares for their annual feast.

Fabyan Place is an engrossing suspenseful historical fiction novel about two mixed race young men from urban New Jersey and rural Georgia whose experiences clash in a Nazi concentration camp.

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Meet the Author:

Pete Angus spent his early years in New York City and environs. From there it was working and living in Vienna, Belgrade, Warsaw, Moscow, and Paris before settling in his current base, London. Fabyan Place, his first novel, is drawn from his own recollections and his extensive study of WWII military history. Pete has caught the writing bug and is currently working on a new mystery series featuring a military CID officer investigating unusual crimes in the 1940s.

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Guest Post: 

Some Inspiration for my book FABYAN PLACE


By Peter Angus

Among other things, FABYAN PLACE portrays what the minority soldiers went through during WWII and how they were able to deal with the prejudices while trying to serve their country. To be honest, I don’t purport to even begin to understand the Negro experience in America or throughout the world in the 1940s. 

But that being said, I wish to acknowledge someone who helped me understand the journey, a man named Walter Francis White (1883-1955), who was an African American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for a quarter of a century. John Chalmet’s character is based loosely on this individual (and incidentally, John’s name in the book and that of his fathers are stolen from a dear and brilliant friend of mine). 

I first became acquainted with White from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, No Ordinary Times. I was fascinated with White because he was one of the few people on the planet who came face to face with FDR and could resist his charms, insisting that several civil rights issues be addressed. I was impressed because there were very few people who had that reaction to Roosevelt. It was only years later that I learned that White, while indeed a Negro, could easily pass for a white person yet refused to. He was constantly being asked in university settings when he showed up with his wife why he was married to a Negro. The brief persuasive argument that John gives Sonny in Chapter 15, when wondering what would happen if all Negroes would turn White overnight and what would become of bigotry, was largely from an obscure article written by White in the now-defunct Look magazine in 1949 entitled, “Has Science Conquered the Color Line?”  If you can track it down, it is indeed an eye-opener and a great article to read!

Tour Schedule:

Nov 22 – Connie’s History Classroom – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway
Nov 23 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 26 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
Nov 26 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Nov 26 - Books for Books – book review
Nov 29 – @twilight_reader – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 - Books are a Blessing – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 30 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 3 – The World As I See It – book review / author interview / giveaway
Enter the Giveaway:

FABYAN PLACE by Peter Angus Book Tour Giveaway

 My Review: 

Peter Angus has crafted a great piece of historical fiction with his new release, Fabyan Place. The plot was quite unique than what I am used to. It not only deals with the world during the second world war two, it, also, covers racial tensions and discriminations of the time. The author does a great job bringing the characters to life and uses vivid historical details that made me feel as though I had travelled back in time. I thought the author did a great job portraying what the minority soldiers went through and how they were able to deal with the prejudices while trying to serve their country. I know so many readers would be able to relate to what they had gone through and I find it important that many others to read to find out what it was like for them. I admired their  bravery and courage. I loved this book!

I am giving Fabyan Place a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading historical fiction. I can not wait to read more by Peter Angus to find out what he has in store for his readers in the future. He has earned himself a new fan. This one should not be missed. It is most definitely worth a read. 

I received a paperback copy of Fabyan Place from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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