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City of Your Final Destination by Peter Cameron
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Oct 20, 10

Read in October, 2010

Cameron is a first rate story teller. A 28 year old academic, Omar, travels to Uruguay, in order to persuade the family of a deceased writer, to let him, Omar, write a biography of the dead man. Omar interacts with the man's wife, mistress, child, brother and friends, and in so doing, falls in love, grows and changes. The characters are wonderfully eccentric and well drawn. And the author makes some interesting observations about the nature of love, the challenge of breaking free from a pre-programmed life, and the validity of biography. It's a fast paced story, with the mood of Uruguay contrasted with the mood of the University of Kansas and the mood of New York. I enjoyed it.
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