Will and Dena: Love and Life in World War II by Bob Rogers
Approx. 89,770 words.
Published on July 1, 2010.
Will and Dena is a riveting coming of age story set in the American south and Italy’s Tuscany. While a world war raged, the young lovers, Will and his Lena Horne-look-alike lover, Dena, are beset by face to face confrontations with class and race prejudice. Will, a local baseball hero, is forced to flee for his life by race violence and joins US Army soldiers fighting for the right to fight.