The Metaphors of A River in the Ocean

Rappahannock River RapidsAs I wrote A River in the Ocean, I had two things in mind. Write a good story everyone can enjoy and keep the metaphors intact. What most readers don’t know is that the novel is a complete metaphor for the life my daughter and I shared.

From the separation we went through because of my divorce from her mother to what it was like to be a single father, it’s all wrapped up in a great story about a father and his daughter who need to find each other again.

After awakening from a coma and suffering from Amnesia, Chris has to pick up the pieces and start his life over again. Miraculously, his daughter Krista is being taken care of by a wacky couple with good intentions. The comedy relief is bounced against the drama of a father who knows he’s missing something, but he just can’t figure out what it is.

To give readers greater insight into A River in the Ocean, I put together a Lens and I want you to enjoy it. To learn the Deeper Meaning of my latest novel, please visit…The A River in the Ocean Lens!

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Michael Allen is the author of the newly released novel The Deeper Dark - When Haven Kayd returns home after being a POW for years, he returns to a world that has moved on without him. As he's playing catchup, the truth comes out about a scheme he was unknowingly the poster boy for and he learns about a hidden world that threatens everything he cares about. Available now at Amazon!

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The Deeper Dark

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The Deeper Dark is the story of a fighter pilot who spends a few years in a POW camp. When he returns to civilization, he realizes how much has changed as life just seemed to move on without him. His wife remarried and his daughter learned how to grow up without her father around. When he finds out there’s more to the story the day his jet went down, he finds himself in the middle of unimaginable corruption. Trying to keep their secrets hidden, his invisible enemies threaten the one person he has left in this world. But they have no idea how far he’s willing to go to save her life.

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