Marcus Harrison Green
Marcus Harrison Green is the author of the novel A Year Without April, a columnist for The Aspiring Gentleman Magazine, and a freelance journalist. Forgoing a career in Investment Banking to take up his passion for writing full time, which was cultivated from many hours spent devouring the works of William Faulkner, James Baldwin and Woody Allen, he was inspired to pen his first novel, an allegorical tale for the heartbroken, as an attempt to find a remedy for a badly crushed heart that was slow in mending. His writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, Just A Guy Thing, and Real Change. He currently resides in his beloved city of Seattle, WA.
A Year Without April
Romance, Romantic Dramedy
"Love, is a tyrannical and uninvited house guest who turns your world upside down, throwing you, along with everything else in your life, into complete chaos, and yet once it leaves, you can't help but wishing it would have stayed just a little bit longer..."
So is the claim of Miles Graham, a one time dogmatic devotee to the playboy lifestyle, as he recounts in the most graphic of detail his one ongoing brutal, loathsome and oftentimes hilarious vendetta against Love, that most common of all emotions that he not so affectionately refers to at the lunacy of the human heart.
His tale begins on the day that love launches an all out, full scale assault on his unsuspecting heart in the form of the serendipitous introduction of the enigmatic April Nesbitt, a woman who upon first laying eyes on forces Miles to completely transform his life and forever abandon his treasured path toward becoming a modern day Casanova, and plunge heart first, head nowhere to be found, into an intense and passionate love affair that seems authored to exist among the celestial bodies in the night sky.
But just as Miles begins to make plans, on where to register the china and what to name the many rug rats he is destined to have with April, a funny thing happens on the way to happily ever after. As suddenly as love entered into his life is as abruptly as it exits, without any explanation, leaving his heart shattered beyond repair.
Vowing to win "his" April back and conquer Love once and for all, Miles ventures on a vexing odyssey where the lines of love and obsession blur, where crazy in love turns into certifiably crazy, where long time friends turn into present day pariahs, and where the ultimate question of what it means to love and be loved, have some very surprising answers at journey's end.