Occupied: A Novel Based on a True Story by Kurt Blorstad
Magnificently shared experiences
Blorstad pens a magnificent story in Occupied. The story is based on true journals, taking place within the WWII era. The words are heartbreaking, and heartfelt, and seen through the eyes of a father's son. I couldn't put this down, reading every word, taking a deep breath at the loss, and grandness of the story. It's an amazing account of experiences with a very unique perspective. He writes, "The prisoners’ clothing was starting to look a little worn and, although they looked healthy, they were not as stout as they were when they first arrived. I did not speak or say anything to them and gave them a wide berth as we passed each other, even walking off the road to stand and let them go by." Very powerful read.