Albuquerque author, Michael Backus, releases poignant debut novel - "Vanishing Point"

The vanis​​hing point - when the only way to the future is through the past.
MESA, Ariz. - Oct. 6, 2021 - PRLog -- The vanis​​hing point - when the only way to the future is through the past.

The Vanishing Point is about disappearance, trauma and memory, and the possibilities of redemption through a great American road trip and a peek into a mid-western childhood. It is a meditation on Karma and the way we lose and find ourselves over and over again.

How did Henry Dolan end up here, heading to Santa Fe, New Mexico? The one place in the world he swore he would never set foot in again—the town where he lost his wife and daughter nearly a decade ago. Maybe it's the eleven pounds of high-grade weed in the trunk of his car that he can't sell anywhere else. Maybe it is something much deeper.

It is time for him to finally meet his daughter and reckon with the harm he caused. Cadence, now ten, helps Henry open his long locked-away heart, exposing the wounds he has kept concealed. In healing, he finds a mysterious connection between his daughter and his own tragic childhood . . .

Michael Backus' writing, fiction and non-fiction, has appeared in Digging Through the Fat, Exquisite Corpse, Oyster River Pages, Prime Number magazine, The Writer, The Sycamore Review, and many more.
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He teaches creative writing for Gotham Writer's Workshop and Zoetrope Magazine.

He resides in Albuquerque, NM.

"Michael's book is a poignant story with which many an adult can relate. How many times have we had to wade through a murky past in order to move forward with a clearer future? I know this book struck a chord with me. A must-read for anyone looking to move through their past to the future."
- Lily Gianna Woodmansee, Executive Editor for Cactus Moon Publications, LLC

Mr. Backus is available for interviews and speaking engagements.

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