Someday this pain will be useful to you

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
Description
It’s time for eighteen-year-old James Sveck to begin his freshman year at Brown. Instead, he’s surfing the real estate listings, searching for a sanctuary—a nice farmhouse in Kansas, perhaps. Although James lives in twenty-first-century Manhattan, he’s more at home in the faraway worlds of Eric Rohmer or Anthony Trollope—or his favorite writer, the obscure and tragic Denton Welch. James’s sense of dislocation is exacerbated by his willfully self-absorbed parents, a disdainful sister, his Teutonically cryptic shrink, and an increasingly vague, D-list celebrity grandmother. Compounding matters is James’s growing infatuation with a handsome male colleague at the art gallery his mother owns, where James supposedly works at his summer job but where he actually plots his escape to the prairie. In the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Booklist has hailed Cameron as “one of the best writers about middle-class youth since Salinger”), Peter Cameron paints an indelible portrait of a teenage hero holding out for a better grownup world. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
More Details
ISBN:
9780374309893
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID fe6d41b1-dc6d-ec1e-0923-d7c227b4846a
full_title someday this pain will be useful to you
author cameron peter
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-12-12 04:59:20AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Cameron, Peter, 1959-
author_display Cameron, Peter
collection_arlington Teen Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Teen Fiction
display_description Eighteen-year-old James living in New York City with his older sister and divorced mother struggles to find a direction for his life.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id fe6d41b1-dc6d-ec1e-0923-d7c227b4846a
isbn 9780374309893
item_details ils:.b1298503x|.i1321911x|Central Teen Fiction|YF CAMER|||1|false|false|||||Due Jan 2, 2018|Nov 22, 2017|cyf||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington YF CAMER
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780374309893
publishDate 2007
record_details ils:.b1298503x|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2007.|229 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b1298503x|.i1321911x|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_display Someday this pain will be useful to you
title_full Someday this pain will be useful to you / Peter Cameron
title_short Someday this pain will be useful to you