Author David Barger’s new book “A Slip into the Abyss” is a riveting second installment of his Wanda series following the fortunes of an idealistic young teacher

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Recent release “A Slip into the Abyss” from Page Publishing author David Barger is a compelling continuation of Wanda’s story as she and her best friend, Salisha, brave a near-death accident, the ugliness of opioid addition, the pain of recovery, the heart-wrenching and tender death of a family member, and an interracial marriage.

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David Barger is a retired US naval officer, probation officer, educator, and world traveler who completed a circumnavigation of the globe in 2018. He has published his new book “A Slip into the Abyss”: a poignant story celebrating the power of love and friendship to overcome even the most daunting challenges.

Set in the late 1980’s “A Slip into the Abyss” traces the physical and emotional wounds that challenge Wanda as she finally gets the teaching job of her dreams only to be crushed under a collapsing gymnasium. Recovery from her injuries leads to an opioid addiction. As she battles her own ills, a student accuses her best friend of child molestation. Wanda’s network of close friends provides the hope and means to bring this second book in the series to an inspirational conclusion.

Published by Page Publishing, David Barger’s engrossing book is a gripping and potent story that keeps the pages turning until the final chapter.

The ominous wind from the dark-green clouds swirled to connect with the deadly vortex rising from the earth. The tornado lasted a scant two minutes. In that time, it raced across the high school sports complex and down College Street. The roaring wind crushed the old gym, pinning Wanda under tons of debris. It entombed the volleyball team in darkness below the same gymnasium. It ripped down College Street for no more than two blocks before returning to its raging home in the monstrous clouds.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “A Slip into the Abyss” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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