Michael Backus

Michael Backus

Michael Backus is the author of the novels The Vanishing Point (Cactus Moon Books, forthcoming) and Double (Xynobooks Publishing), and the chapbook Coney on the Moon(Redbird Chapbooks). His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in One Story, Okey Panky, Cleaver, Portland Review, Sycamore Review, Digging Through the Fat, Oyster River Pages, Prime Number magazine, The Writer magazine, and Every Writer's Resource, among many others. He has taught at Columbia College and Marymount Manhattan College. He holds a BA from Purdue University and an MFA from Columbia College.

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Double

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The Right Ending

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