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Welcome to the Abyss

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This is an updated cover edition of ISBN13 9780692383292.

Johan Nivens, filmmaker and restless soul, has reached the end of his twenties and life looks messy. Societal pressures have mounted, scorched his wits, and turned a relationship stale. After breaking up with his longtime girlfriend and moving back home to live with his father, Johan finds hope in a fiery new romance
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published (first published March 3rd 2015)
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Susanne
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a beautiful read, I really enjoyed this novel's rhythmic, poetic and vivid style. I felt as if I was a part of the book myself, part of the author's travels and soul-searching. Looking forward to reading more from him!
René
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I bought this book after hearing the author read it - a performance that mixed the reading in with music and video - and being rather charmed at the way it was done.

The novel chronicles Johan's experience traveling from Colorado to Paris to Amsterdam, searching for a reason to stop, seeking solace and self-knowledge in a series of hasty and overlapping relationships. Reading it, I missed that the "abyss" to which the title refers is never defined or explained, and one can only suppose that it ju
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Steve Nahaj has been writing and wandering for the past decade. His work is based on his escapades, which include one year traveling North America via semi truck, and two rambling with bohemians in Paris. Steve's narratives comprise coming-of-age absurdity, generational themes, and mindfulness. He is also founder of the Runaway Poets publishing collective and web series.