London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 24, 2009 -- Introducing the book to its readers, Boyo explains: "The Holocaust memoir in chapter 2 of this novel is fictional. However, actual historical figures and events before and during the Second World War are referenced."
A wonderfully-written, movingly vivid account, this Holocaust memoir provides a key subtext to the unfolding events in the novel; the present reflects the past as son later flees persecution and endures hardship, just like his father. The Marionette Adrift also offers a socio-political lesson in modern Spanish history. In the era of Generalissimo, the Basques had no rights, were deprived of self-determination and autonomy and suffered repression.
Boyo's effective narrative conveys its' supporters enthusiasm, emotional dedication and fierce resilience for reviving the Basque language and culture. Boyo's book stresses that the characters involved as ETA freedom fighters in The Marionette Adrift are fictional, bearing no resemblance to anyone living or dead. The author has not included any factual contemporary events, although fictional parallels have been drawn.
Stephen Boyo has been writing short stories since he was a teenager. After a brief career in law he moved on to work in finance, education and public affairs. He is currently based in London, where he writes and paints abstracts as a hobby. With some non-fiction works published in the past, The Marionette Adrift is his first published novel. Published by YouWriteOn.com, paperback, 256pp. Available in major bookshops.