Picasso’s Motorcycle

by Marc Sercomb (Author)

Daniel's world shattered, an old motorcycle ignited a daring journey.

Book Description:​

France, 1940.
An unexpected gift of an old motorcycle with a tragically romantic past hurls a young orphan into the thick of things as war breaks out and his life changes forever. Half-French/half-German Daniel must find a way to survive in a world that mercy seems to have abandoned. This book transports the reader to Nazi-occupied France, where Daniel unwittingly and unexpectedly finds himself working for the Resistance, and ultimately to the Russian Front in a twist of fate so startling that no one can see it coming. In turn quirky, heartwarming, beguiling and uncompromising, author Marc Sercomb weaves together many moods and colors to tell young Daniel’s story. Beyond engaging, Picasso’s Motorcycle has been hailed as a genuine “page-turner” by those who have so far encountered it.

If you like “The Book Thief” and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” you’ll love this book!

About the Author

Marc Sercomb (Author)

Marc Sercomb was born in Salinas, California. He grew up in Southern California and attended California State University, Northridge, where he studied Journalism and English Literature. He currently resides in the foothills of Los Angeles with his wife, Robin. He has been a teacher for 23 years. He wanted to write a book about the miraculous resilience of the human spirit and the unexpected kindness of strangers and enemies during dark and dangerous times. Of "Picasso’s Motorcycle" he says, “This story kind of haunted me for a while. That’s how I knew I had to write it.” If you liked "The Book Thief" or "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas," you'll like this book.

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I liked how it started but it was slow reading until he got to Russia. At that point I learned more about the winter in Russia during WWII. The reason for reading about the war in all its phases as I lived it and history was still happening. I choose my books more for the history than the story.