Thursday, January 8, 2015


The second book in the Michael Nicolau Series will be released on March 14th 2015 in paperback and e-book format.

A Novel
“So do not worry, saying, ``What shall we eat?'' or ``What shall we drink?'' or ``What shall we wear?'' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
(The New Testament, Matthew 6:33)

Most often, when we say pilgrim, we refer to a traveler on the voyage to a holy place. Usually, we think of a physical traveling to some place of special meaning to the devotee of a particular religious belief system. Somebody once said that “a pilgrimage is a way of praying with your feet.” Something is missing inside your soul, and the only way you can find it is to go to sacred places, places where God made himself known to others. In sacred places, something gets fulfilled in you that you have been unable to do for yourself. 

But this is not what Michael Nicolau is talking about. Pilgrimage he is talking about is the one into oneself, finding humanity and a spark of the divine in a man’s heart.

Second book of the “Michael Nicolau Series”, this novel follows thirty-three years in the life of Michael Nicolau. The story takes us on the long path of Michael’s soul-searching and understanding of circumstances that brought him to become a dishonored and homeless man living in the Bowery Mission, a New York City shelter.

Eager to vindicate himself and his actions, he speaks about his life for hours, day after day, to a social worker in the Bowery Mission. At the same time comic and tragic, villain and hero, Michael is wrestling with the concepts of truth, reality, hope, fate, love, and honor. In his words, truth and reality are just our personal perceptions of the things and conditions we see, hear or feel.  Likewise, the whole idea of honor is very abstract and subject to cultural interpretations.

As the story unfolds, his social worker discovers many faces of Michael Nicolau: a boy that never grew up; incurable and passionate lover; master of manipulation and deception; lonely and misunderstood soul; tragic victim of his own dreams; heartless and selfish man. Which one is true and which one false? Are they all expressions of the one and the same personality?

By the end of his stay in the Bowery Mission, Michael realizes that there is a higher purpose in everything that happened to him in life, and he goes on into fulfilling his destiny. His pilgrimage starts here.


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