The Weekend: A Novel

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Macmillan, Mar 31, 2009 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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  - Melanie Griffin - Goodreads

Peter Cameron is such a fine writer. This is a powerful story about -- well, love, I guess, in all its complicated forms. Gay couple, grieving a deceased lover, husband and wife, baby with possible ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

A lovely "weekend" read. Lots of layers, lots of beautiful words about ordinary observations and emotional complexities. Intricate characters. I so yearn to be able to converse like the characters in the book....or do I? 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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