** The Point of Vanishing by Howard Axelrod

The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude is a memoir by a young man who, after suffering a freak sports accident and a sad breakup spends a couple years in an isolated cabin in the woods, with only isolated trips to the grocery store, which may not happen for weeks when the road plower fails to show up after the frequent winter storms.

He talks movingly about the woods and his relationship with nature, as well as his awkward re-entry into society, along with the events that brought him to the cabin in the first place. A lovely reflection on what busy-ness and noise can destroy.


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