The Book Nook | An Interview with Author Mike Oppenheim
with Adam Scull
Mike Oppenheim is a writer, book indexer, and editor living in Arizona. He earned a B.A. in English from The University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and an M.F.A. in English and Creative Writing from Mills College in 2011. He has written and published five novels, Dysfunction (2010), Baby Doll (The Book) (2011), Too True to be Good (2017), The Apology (2021), and Ardor (2023), and has published thousands of non-fiction essays.
Ardor Agopian is twenty-one years old, working a dead-end job at the mall, and grappling with the fallout of a bad decision. When he stumbles upon an ancient prophecy hidden in a long-forgotten book, he realizes he must master his long-dormant psychic abilities or watch idly as an unimaginably powerful force destroys humanity. Ardor must travel the globe to save his fellow humans and contend with mysterious forces and shadowy clans while grappling with the fatal consequences of trying to stem the tide of darkness.