A powerful literary take, at once intense and poignant…
Poeltl explores heartbreak, trauma, regret, and redemption in his compelling latest. Life has never been kind to Jonah, Severn, and Darnell, three strangers from different walks of life. With each of them struggling with their own demons, difficult and heart-breaking lessons await the trio. But when a shared event of the past comes to surface, bringing them together, the promise of redemption follows along. Poeltl’s writing is emotionally intense and assured, the pacing expert, and the satisfying ending that offers opportunity for catharsis is both sad and heartfelt at once. He skillfully sketches unforgettable, nuanced characters in Jonah, Severn, and Darnell, weaving their stories together. The plot is imbued with a sense of melancholy and grief. Traversing themes of childhood abuse, human trafficking, family ties, parenting, grief, pain, and trauma, this emotionally complex novel speaks to victims of both human trafficking and childhood abuse. Finely crafted and alive, the novel makes for a knockout.
The Blind Affect
By Michael Poeltl
Pub date June 17, 2021
Price $11.89 (USD) Paperback, $2.99 Kindle edition