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One Way Or Another: Stories

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The subject of this collection of stories is a generation that has warily come of age: precocious maturity has left these young people unusually vulnerable, unprepared and unequipped for warding off the pain that seems to be their legacy. Families, homes, lovers, marriages -- the safe havens they have been taught to depend on no longer guarantee shelter or stability.

Hardcover, 181 pages
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1986)
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Dec 10, 2014 Pat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definirei questi racconti di Cameron "racconti delle piccole cose": non ci sono drammi, tutto è velato, si percepiscono le sfumature, il filo di malinconia, il lieve senso di disagio o senso di inadeguatezza, il malessere quotidiano che accompagna silenziosamente. Però, questi "racconti delle piccole cose" si insianuano sotto pelle e si fanno sentire. Da leggere, anche se non è il Cameron di "Quella sera dorata".
Ora mi attende "Un giorno questo dolore ti sarà utile".
Feb 27, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These short stories were amazing! Snapshots of life and conversation. I loved each one (and how often can you say that about an entire collection of stories?!) Really, really wonderful.
Sep 23, 2007 Elyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A great debut of short stories that I discovered back in the 80s and turned me into an instant Peter Cameron fan.
Jul 17, 2007 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: short story readers/writers
If you like Salinger, Mary Robison, and Frederick Barthelme, find this book and read it fifteen times, at least.
Jun 19, 2015 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho ricevuto questo libro come 'anteprima' gratuita dal sito NetGalley, che ringrazio molto per l'opportunità perché altrimenti credo non l'avrei mai letto, dato che, pur amando Peter Cameron, non posso dire altrettanto della forma del racconto. E quando ho finito il primo della raccolta, "Memorial Day", con quel suo finale così brusco e incomprensibile, ho sospirato e ho pensato che perlomeno il libro era corto. La scrittura di Peter Cameron è davvero bella, seppur malinconica, ed è bravissimo n ...more
Very early Peter Cameron...he's gotten so much better with later writings. Still these stories are clear, concise and filled with anxious young people who desire more.
Rachel Hermans Goldman
Favorite collection I've read in a while.
May 31, 2015 jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of short stories set, I think, in the 80's that had me seeking more of this author's work. I took it out of the library because I was looking for something short and contemporary to read between to two classics.
Sarah Sammis
Apr 05, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
Shelves: released, pc, read-in-2005
One Way or Another by Peter Cameron is a humorous set of short stories. Cameron's style of writing reminds me of Melissa Bank's Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Jan 05, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a subtle collection. Love the punctuated, simple yet complex style. Really ahead of its time in terms of the approach to gender and sexuality.
Shambhawi P.
Closer to a 3.5 stars. Full review to come.
Aug 16, 2011 Wakana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This in my favorite book.
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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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