The Weekend: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Mar 31, 2009 - Fiction - 208 pages
17 Reviews

On a midsummer weekend, in a country house in upstate New York, three friends, Lyle, Marian, and John, gather on the anniversary of the death of John's brother, who was also Lyle's lover. As Tony's absence haunts each of them in different ways, the reunion is complicated by the presence of Lyle's new lover, a much younger man named Robert, and a faux-Italian dinner guest with a penchant for truth telling. As the seemingly idyllic weekend proceeds, each character is stripped bare, and old memories and new desires create†a chemistry that will transform them all.


  

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User Review  - Luca Magagni - Goodreads

I liked it in general, even though the beginning is quite promising in the depiction of characters and scenarios, and the development does not keep the promise. As in "The city of my final destination ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alix - Goodreads

Joan Wickersham recommended this in an interview, and I can see why. Like her book, The News from Spain, it deals with the nuances of human relationships and how they don't always go the ways we would ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Peter Cameron†is the author of several novels, including Andorra and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You. He lives in New York City.

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