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.’

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

    ‘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.’