Walk the Earth as Brothers with Henry Rozycki

Book People is proud to host the book launch for Henry Rozycki’s debut novel Walk the Earth as Brothers.

Walk the Earth as Brothers is the story of two pawns in a titanic world war, a story of bravery, random chance, kindness, betrayal, and love.

Two Jewish brothers plan futures full of achievement and maybe fame. Daniel wants to become the next Le Corbusier, Ian the next Gustave Eiffel. But Warsaw in the summer of 1939 is no place for dreamers.

As war erupts, Ian is thrown west to Paris. There, he unexpectedly falls in love with a mysterious Frenchwoman named Alicia, With the city about to fall to the Nazis, he must leave her and masquerading as a French soldier, race across France to reach safety in Casablanca. The passage on to Britain, though, may be the most dangerous part of his journey.

Daniel is captured by the Soviet army. Instead of a firing squad, he is consigned to the Siberian Gulag, where he faces endless blizzards, starvation, and the often-lethal cruelties of guards and fellow prisoners. Yet he too finds someone, an exiled poet named Nadhya, until he must choose: stay with her or cross all of Russia and return to family and the future he’d envisioned.

Henry Rozycki grew up as the only child of Holocaust survivors. Originally intending to become a writer, he took a thirty-year detour into medicine and medical research. Since returning to writing, his work has been published in literary journals, in magazines, and in newspapers, including the New York Times. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Mary, and together they have seven children, four grandchildren, a dog and six fish.

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