(From the publisher):
When German-Australian sailor Friedrich "Fredy" Boettcher is shanghaied aboard a German Navy battleship at the outbreak of World War I, the sight of frenzied mobs burning Armenian women to death in Turkey causes him, through moral shock, to lose his sense of touch. This mysterious disability, which he knows he must hide, is both protection and curse during much of his life, as he orbits the high horror and low humor of a catastrophic age.
Original title: Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War I
Poetry→ Epic and Narrative Poetry
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Novels In Verse