The Askren Boys is a novel inspired by and loosely based on my grandfather and his two brothers. It is told from the perspective of Raymond, my grandfather, who was 12 years old when his two brothers went off to World War II. Throughout the story he talks about the heroism of his brothers, which is on full display as they travel throughout Europe fighting Nazis.
It is a story of brotherhood, of heroes, and of growing up. Capturing the life and times of World War II and what it was like to watch your heroes go off to battle. How does a young boy cope with the absence of two men he grew up with, never knowing if they will make it back?