Tripping the Light Fantastic is a tortured journey through the life of a man named Michael and his unrequited desire for the love of a woman half his age. The narrative of Michael's downward trek begins with the violent murder of his son Stephen. Upon the news of Stephen's death, Michael seeks comfort in the friendship of a young, single mother, E=. While longing for the family stability that a life with her and her young son would provide, Michael is thrown into a schizophrenic breakdown upon the realization that his life will always be absent of his firstborn son, Stephen, and vacant of E='s love. The heartache of Michael's story is presented with the same complexities of a multi-personality, multi-layered schizophrenic imagination, intertwining the realities of both character and author in a story that is just as sad and puzzling as the illness itself.
|Publisher:||Bryce Cullen Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
D. Michael Smith was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, and grew up nearby on a cotton farm in Stanfield. He worked his entire young life there and started writing at a very young age. He won the Jack London essay contest in the fourth grade and never stopped. Like a lot of writers his age, he has worked many jobs, from janitor to CEO. Somewhere along the line, he had a schizophrenic breakdown and suffers from schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder, with psychotic and paranoid tendencies. He also has thirteen herniated discs. Like everything else, he uses these in his writing. He lives and writes in beautiful Denver, Colorado.