The Appointment by Mike MaggioThe Appointment by Mike Maggio

The Appointment

byMike Maggio

Paperback | May 8, 2017

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When a terrifying gang goes on a rampage at a packed subway station, Professor Jeremy Withers is severely beaten and left for dead. When he regains consciousness, he continues his journey to campus, only to find his office empty: His life as an academic for 30 years has been completely erased. A surprise visit from two mysterious inspectors complicates matters further. Do they want information about his attack? Who are they working for? Where can he locate them? Soon Jeremy finds himself lost in a world that seems uncanny and unforgiving, searching for answers from people he cannot find.

Mike Maggio has published fiction, poetry, travel and reviews in,The Montserrat Review, Pleiades, Apalachee Quarterly, The Northern Virginia Review, The L.A. Weekly, The Washington CityPaper, Beltway Quarterly, Pig Iron, DC Poets Against the War, Washington Independent Review of Books and many others. He is an assistant adjunct profess...
Title:The AppointmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.22 inPublished:May 8, 2017Publisher:Vine Leaves PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925417344

ISBN - 13:9781925417340

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Editorial Reviews

“Mike Maggio’s The Appointment is a contemporary tale of alienation, bureaucracy, and merciless academia. Maggio’s anti-hero tries to seek some help—some human concern for his existential plight—but, like Kafka’s K or Tolstoy’s dying Ivan Ilych, fails to find the recognition and human warmth he so desperately needs. The Appointment is a story of existence and mortality and those who avoid human community who are ultimately left totally alone.” JUDITH MCCOMBS, THE HABIT OF FIRE: POEMS SELECTED & NEW************“With all the dread-filled propulsion of certain dreams, Mike Maggio’s The Appointment runs on urgency. No time to get a grip on what just happened or what adds up: Professor Withers has been wounded somehow, and yet he still strives for agency and meaning, as though the powers of officialdom were not driving him relentlessly towards the appointed end.” MADELEINE MYSKO, BRINGING VINCENT HOME AND STONE HARBOR BOUND************“Mike Maggio has one of the weirdest minds I’ve ever come across, and like all weird minds it is fascinating, colourful, dramatic, and hilarious. Read, laugh, ponder.” SOPHY BURNHAM, AUTHOR OF LOVE, ALBA