Far Flung: Stories

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Open Road Media, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 188 pages
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Cameron’s collection of witty and insightful stories reveals individuals seeking  love,  stability, and acceptance
The characters in Far-Flung, Peter Cameron’s second story collection, face a familiar dilemma: They aspire to happiness but are trapped in difficult lives not of their choosing. In “Just Relax,” a young woman jaded by attempts to travel (and save) the world returns home to become a Pilgrim reenactor in a theme park. In “Not the Point,” a mother tries to connect with her teenage son after his twin brother’s suicide. And in “The Secret Dog,” a man stuck in a futile marriage dreams up a loyal, affectionate, and completely imaginary compensatory pet . Whether trapped in the flat, bleak fields of rural Indiana, in a lonely walk-up in New York City, or in their own heads, the characters of Far-Flung are all deftly handled with the compassion and humor that mark Cameron’s best work.
 

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The characters in these terse, elliptical tales are burdened by the knowledge that something is missing from their lives. Cut off from a usable past and isolated from one another, they flounder about ... Read full review

Contents

JUST RELAX
THE NEAR FUTURE
THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING
THE SECRET DOG
THE CAFE HYSTERIA
NOT THE POINT
WHAT?
PART II
THE MEETING AND GREETING AREA
PART III
THE HALF YOU DONT KNOW
EVERYWHERE AND NO PLACE
THE WINTER BAZAAR
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
EBOOKS BY PETER CAMERON
Videos Archival Documents and New Releases

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Peter Cameron (b. 1959) is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, he moved to New York City  after graduating college in 1982. Cameron began publishing stories in the New Yorker one year later. His numerous award-winning stories for that magazine led to the publication of his first book, One Way or Another (1986), which received a special citation for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a First Book of Fiction. He has since focused on writing novels, including Leap Year (1990) and The City of Your Final Destination (2002), which was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. Cameron lives in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

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