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All of the stories first appearing in The New Yorker were edited by Linda Asher; the collection itself was edited by Rick Kot.
"The stories are expertly paced, they display a subtle understanding of psychological relationships, and they show Cameron's remarkable ability to convey, with great pathos and without sentimentality, some of the central quandries of contemporary life." -- Greg Johnson, Atlanta Journal and Constitution
"A lively and funny novel . . . The characters are human and believable and the dialogue crackles in this witty study of life." -- Los Angeles Times
Stories written between 1985 and 1990, previously pubished in THE NEW YORKER, THE PARIS REVIEW, and ROLLING STONE
"Cameron has a wonderful ability to take the tiny, fleeting moments of our lives and show us how rich and meaningful they are. His writing is concise, witty, and compassionate. Peter Cameron's words are worth thousands of pictures. We need all the Peter Cameron we can get." -- Jane Erikson, Arizona Daily Star
"Complexity, precision, lyricism, and passion . . . THE WEEKEND echoes Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence and F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose brilliant narrative critiques of material culture open, again and again, to the metaphysical, to that dimension where the known world cedes to mystery . . . Peter Cameron's tender elegy is as much a love song as a lament, as much a prayer as a dirge." -- Joyce Reiser Kornblatt, The New York Times Book Review
A collection of seventeen stories culled from ONE WAY OR ANOTHER and FAR-FLUNG along with two new stories, one of which (Departing) was the basis for the novel THE WEEKEND.
Page includes a complete list of published stories, 1983 to the present.
"A nearly perfect book . . . a work of remarkable and sustained invention and imagination." -- Robert Drake, Philidelphia Inquirer
"Not since The Catcher in the Rye has a novel captured the deep and almost physical ache of adolescent existential sadness as trenchantly as the perfectly titled Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You." -- James Howe, author of The Misfits
" . . Coral Glynn is not "about" anything so much as it is about the pleasures of storytelling. Even throwaway scenes are so closely observed, they offer the delight of the unexpected word or detail. . . If, like those women I overheard in the bookstore, you're looking for a "new" "British" novelist, try Peter Cameron: He's a good value because he artfully compresses so many beloved English stories and tropes into one smashing novel." — Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air", NPR