Listen to author Peter Cameron talk about his young adult novel Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You. In this author interview, Cameron talks about his character James and how he came to write this coming of age novel.
"His best work--it's terrific, piercing, and funny. The novel demonstrates every kind of strength."--David Lipsky, The New York Times Book Review
"Deliciously vital right from the start . . . a piece of vocal virtuosity and possibly Cameron's best book . . . It is a bravura performance, and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a stunning little book. "--Lorrie Moore, The New York Review of Books
"Cameron's prose handily marries the tangled logic of adolescence to simple, beautiful language."--Peter Terzian, Newsday
"Beautifully conceived and written . . . funny, sad, tender, and sophisticated."--Michael Cart, Booklist