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Between Camelots

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Winner of the 2005 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Between Camelots is about the struggle to forge relationships and the spaces that are left when that effort falls short.  In the title story, a man at a backyard barbecue waits for a blind date who never shows up.  He meets a stranger who advises him to give up the fight; to walk away from intimacy altogether and stop getting h
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Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 30th 2005 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Brandi
Jul 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeously written stories, demonstrating a real sensitivity to the human experience. I’ve read several of them over and over.
Colleen Moore
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful collection of short fiction pieces by an award-winning new author.
Monica
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this collection of short stories - and not JUST because I already find David to be an amazing writer. While short story is generally not my preferred format, his characters and situations develop so organically that I found myself walking down a street of Montreal, around an awkward family Christmas tree in Florida, or hovering over the chips and dip at a backyard barbecue. But beyond feeling a part of each story, my soul and emotions identified strongly with the gritty feelings o ...more
Susannah Ewing
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I'm biased. David Harris Ebenbach was a high school classmate, and still is a close personal friend of mine. Still, I can't be the only one who was particularly impressed with his first book. Between Camelots won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2005 (a prize for collections of short stories by new authors), and has been praised as "delicately balanced, [...] immensely skillful," and "rendered with an honesty and compassion that can make you sit up and gasp," to quote just two reviews fr ...more
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David Ebenbach was born and raised in the great city of Philadelphia, home of America’s first library, first art museum, first public school, and first zoo, along with David’s very first stories and poems, although those early efforts went on to become (deservedly) less famous than, for example, the zoo. Since then he’s lived in Ohio, Wisconsin, Philadelphia again, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, a ...more
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