DEBRIS is an un-romantic, breakup comedy/travelogue. It describes the adventure of a young man who leaves his fiancé underwater while scuba diving in the Caribbean. DEBRIS is a seemingly light and amusing work that actually deals with a lot of heavier themes (think BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter). Cummings populates his story with several colorful characters that add to the story’s charm. DEBRIS is as funny as it is poignant- a perfect Kindle Single.
Corin Cummings (b. 1971) grew up in Vermont. In 1989 he was part of a performing group that toured parts of the USSR, and was among the first American students to stay with Soviet host families. He was in Russia when the Berlin wall came down. He returned to Russia in 1994 and lived in Tomsk, Siberia, where he worked at one of the country's first independent TV stations. Cummings graduated from Marlboro College and the School for International Training in 1995. He wrote an honors thesis entitled "Shades of Journalism: An apprenticeship in Literary Journalism." He interned and worked briefly at the Columbia Journalism Review in New York City. We worked as a freelance journalist and published in a number of newspapers and small magazines.
Cummings took a job at a small Internet agency in Portland, OR, in 1997. Within 6 months he ran the company's largest client, Visa.com. Two years later Cummings moved to Toronto, ON, to open an office for the agency to serve its second largest client, Molson.com. Cummings gave up on journalism and decided to concentrate on fiction. In 2001 he took up the offer of an expat friend to go live and write in Tanzania for several months. Since 2004 Cummings has worked as a freelance Internet business consultant in order to afford more time to write. He was married in 2005. His first son was born in 2008, his second in 2011. He is a stay-at-home dad. He continues to write and lives in Montreal, QC.