‘A Dream Life’ Illustrates how Love Can Develop in Adversity

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Patrick J. Suraci’s romance novel shows the ways love is affected by family, religion and society as a whole

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Two American soldiers have a loving, sexual relationship, a crime in 1960 punishable by prison. Their life blossoms in Germany during the Berlin Crisis, but then takes an unexpected turn in Patrick J. Suraci’s new romance novel, “A Dream Life” (published by Archway Press).

Philip and John, American soldiers, fall in love and have a complete relationship while overcoming many obstacles and dangers presented by the army in 1960. The threat of going to prison for the crime of homosexuality hangs over them. After being discharged, their lives take different paths.

“I want the reader to understand that love is the same, whether the people are heterosexual or homosexual,” Suraci says. “I want them to recognize how their own beliefs can be damaging to another person. I hope to eradicate some of the ignorance in the world.”

The book is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Life-Patrick-J-Suraci/dp/1480871303.

“A Dream Life”
By Patrick J. Suraci
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781480871311
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781480871304
E-Book | 238 pages | ISBN 9781480871298
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patrick J. Suraci was a staff psychologist for the New York Police Department and was a founding member of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL), as well as one of the original volunteers for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. He has taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Baruch College, City University of New York. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1959 to 1962. He is a psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. Suraci has also written “Male Sexual Armor: Erotic Fantasies and Sexual Realities of the Cop on the Beat and the Man in the Street” and “Sybil in Her Own Words: The Untold Story of Shirley Mason, Her Multiple Personalities and Paintings.” More information is available at: http://members.authorsguild.net/psuraci.

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