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Far Flung: Stories

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Called by People, one of the form's best practitioners, Peter Cameron, author of One Way or Another, now portrays a series of characters who find themselves at an impasse that is often as much emotional as it is the result of external forces. Far Flung is a remarkable collection of stories from a skilled young writer.
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Published October 1st 1991 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Scoats
Sep 20, 2012 Scoats rated it really liked it
Peter Cameron prose doesn't bowl you over. He is stealthier than that. The stories, much like Hemingway's, might not hit you at the moment, but have a way of creeping back into your brain. That's when I know I've read something good.

The stories here mostly all deal with travel or distance, usually both geographically and inter-personally. Cameron is a great short story writer. The characters and story develop fully in a short time. This was a good read.

This book was published in 1991. It's ama
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Aaron
Jan 04, 2009 Aaron rated it it was amazing
Really. Wow.

I first fell for Peter Cameron with "The city of your final destination." Not sure if I was jealous of someone with the best title ever... or that he could write so well.

Then I read some other stuff. "Someday this pain will be useful to you" is very good.

"Leap Year" was not so great. A little dated, unfortunately.

But "Far Flung" I started reading after a friend gave me an original first edition. The book is out of print, and that's c crying shame. it's really sad and funny, heart
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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 storie
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