Paul Russell is the author of several award-winning novels, including The Coming Storm, The Salt Point, and Sea of Tranquillity. He is a professor at Vassar College and lives in upstate New York.
He had promised to have Max and Perry over for dinner as soon as Dan was gone. Nothing elaborate, only a quiet commemoration, wake, celebration, exorcism--whatever might best describe the occasion. Thus, on a bright evening early in June, Cameron Barnes watched as his two best friends left in the world made their way across his lawn to the front porch where he stood waiting.