New Thriller Has University Professor on Run for His Life

After Joshua Feenics has a psychotic breakdown and his wife has an affair, he goes back to teaching only to discover his students are embroiled in a cult and someone is out to kill him in Michael Kasenow’s new thriller, “View From The Edge.”
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View From The Edge
View From The Edge
Jan. 28, 2013 - PRLog -- South Haven, MI -- After suffering a psychotic breakdown from childhood abuse, Joshua Feenics is trying to return to his normal life as a university professor, but nothing is normal anymore. His wife is cheating on him, the university is sinking into a national scandal, and his students are embroiled in a cult; to make matters worse, he discovers that someone is trying to kill him. Joshua Feenics struggles to find a purpose for living in Michael Kasenow’s new novel “View From The Edge” (ISBN 9780741470977, Infinity Publishing, 2012).

With “View From The Edge,” readers are in for an intense ride full of suspense and mental angst. Far more than just a thriller, Kasenow’s new novel offers a fascinating and revealing look into the difficulties of psychotic breakdowns, in Joshua’s case brought on by dealing with abuse from his childhood.

“View From The Edge” is an Indie Reader Discovery Award Winner!

Kasenow, like his main character, knows what it is like to survive an abusive childhood, and he felt that writing a novel was a more effective way to learn about and cope with the matter than writing a memoir. In a recent interview with Reader Views, he stated, “There’s freedom in fiction, you can say more, add characters, take the reader to new places....I don’t want to exploit psychotic pain, I want to learn from it; grow from it.” Not only has Kasenow learned and grown, but his readers have told him that they feel like Joshua’s story is their own and it resonates with their own stress and struggles in their lives. “View From The Edge” is more than a thriller—it’s also a survival story of hope.

Critics are raving about Kasenow’s novels, comparing his work to literary giants. states, “…[he] has the social punch of a Sinclair Lewis, the action of a Jack London adventure, and a lively sense of humor reminiscent of Mark Twain.” Best Sellers World states that Kasenow offers, “deep insights into the human psyche...Reminiscent of John Steinbeck.” IndieReader praises “View From The Edge” as “The story of one man’s tortured existence that unravels in bits and pieces until the parts come together into a cohesive picture. Solid writing!” The Feathered Quill calls “View From The Edge” “A Masterpiece of a novel!” Beck Valley Books writes: “Reading the author’s background it is evident that he has drawn on all his life experiences to produce an excellent novel. Loved the book!” And Readers Favorites says: “‘View From The Edge’ is the sort of novel that smacks you in the face. It is an immensely powerful book! A must read!” With such praise, no reader will want to miss “View From The Edge.”

About the Author

In the eighth grade, Michael Kasenow would hide from friends in the middle school library to read poetry and learn how to read and write. Interested in science, he earned a B.S. in Geology from Eastern Michigan University in 1986, followed by a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. He has taught geology and hydrogeology at EMU since 1989. He is the author of fourteen environmental science books published internationally by Water Resources Publications as well as the critically acclaimed historical novel “The Last Paradise,” a book of award winning poetry, “Six Feet Down,” and the award winning thriller, “View From The Edge.”

“View From The Edge” (ISBN 9780741470977, Infinity Publishing, 2012) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit Publicity contact: Review copies available upon request.

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