Love, Loss and the Land Down Under

Share Article

Author Allan Green narrates Australian romance in the ‘50s in new novel

News Image
The path to contentment is not always a straight one, but the journey is worth it in the end.

Who says romance novels are only for women?

In his novel “Surface Paradise,” author Allan Green tells the story of Michael Sykes, a restless Harvard graduate who finds love and loss in Queensland, Australia, in the 1950s. Michael, a young “playboy” born into privilege, wrestles with the expectations his widowed mother holds for him while struggling to comply with societal norms.

In 1955, Green traveled to Australia by boat from London on a 35-day voyage. His love affair with Australia flourished during his stay, and later served as his inspiration to pen “Surface Paradise” in 1959.

“I include a guide to Australian slang in my book so that readers can fully immerse themselves in Aussie culture and come to love it as much as I did,” Green said.

Through his novel, Green spotlights the challenges young men face while searching for their place in the world, as well as their quest to find the perfect girl to accompany them.

“I hope Michael’s life and growth will deeply move readers, “ Green said. “The path to contentment is not always a straight one, but the journey is worth it in the end.”

Surface Paradise
By Allan Green
ISBN: 978-1-4917-6242-4
Available in hardcover, softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Allan Green has a master’s and doctorate degree from Rutgers University. He is a world traveler, and has also attended school in England and Ireland. Green published his first novel, “Soldier Boy,” in 2013. He is a retired college professor and currently resides in New Jersey.



For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Jennifer Uebelhack

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Jenni Uebelhack
Visit website