The Weekend

Peter Cameron

On a midsummer weekend, in a country house in upstate New York, three friends gather on the anniversary of the death of a man who was related to them all by either blood or love. Their idyll is disturbed by the presence of two outsiders: a pseudo-Italian dinner guest and a young gay man who is now involved with the dead man’s lover. And so a swim in the river, a dinner al fresco, and a walk in the woods at night all become charged with the tension of trying to come to terms with loss.

’ An exquisitely crafted novel about the fiction of romance and the dangers we invite when crossing new thresholds. THE WEEKEND is a work of quiet beauty and tender lyricism that confirms Cameron’s reputation as a writer who is ‘adept at cutting straight to the heart of the matter.’ Newsweek

Reviews of The Weekend

  • Praise for LEAP YEAR:

    ‘A fast, funny, utterly deadpan, intelligent and above all contemporary piece of writing.’
    TIME OUT

    ‘The literary equivalent of an upmarket soap opera… hugely enjoyable’
    IRISH INDEPENDENT

    ‘Cameron is so obviously talented.’
    Nick Hornby

    ‘Highly accomplished… a light comedy of manners with excellent one-liners and sharp satire on the progressive middle classes.’
    STANDARD