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Cover of SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU by Peter Cameron

Cover of SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU by Peter Cameron

BOOK JACKET BLURB: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he rejects all of the assumptions that govern the adult world around him–including the expectation that he will go to college in the fall. He would prefer to move to an old house in a small town somewhere in the Midwest. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. Nothing turns out how he’d expected.

Published by FSG/Frances Foster, 2007, $16.00
229 pages
Release date: September 1, 2007
ISBN:  9780374309893
Agent: Irene Skolnick / Irene Skolnick Literary Agency

AWARDS:

2008 Best Books for Young Adults (Fiction)

2008 Ferro-Grumley Award (Gay Male Fiction)

REVIEWS:

Publishers Weekly, October 8, 2007

Kirkus, September 1, 2007

Booklist, September 1, 2007

NY Times, November 11, 2007

Archived Reviews (Posted by The New York Public Library)

INTERVIEWS:

Publishers Weekly, October 11, 2007

Reader’s Quill, August 21, 2009

RELATED ARTICLES:

NY Times, October 4, 2012

AUTHOR’S WEB PRESENCE:

Author’s Website: http://www.peter-cameron.com

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cameron_%28writer%29

Twitter: https://twitter.com/peterrcameron

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