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Sleepaway

By Eric Simonoff
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Book Details
  • Author: Eric Simonoff
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2005-06-07
  • Edition: First Edition
Margaret Atwood tells of a girl swallowed up by the woods and lost forever. Mark Oppenheimer experiences leftist utopia in a nature camp. David Sedaris avoids having a bowel movement for a month. ZZ Packer teaches a lesson in black and white to the girls of Brownie Troop 909.
These are among the stories and essays in this anthology featuring eighteen diverse writers remembering with nostalgia--as well as dread--the childhood days of summer camp. Ah, camp, where a bullied young girl with limp hair and three names will do anything to meet the demands of being popular; where Woody Guthrie is no longer a folk icon, but rather a cabin for young nudists; and where, in that Kumbaya solitude, homesickness, independence, and the need for healthy revenge all stick like s'mores to the heart and soul.
Featuring stories, essays, and cartoons by:
James Atlas
Margaret Atwood
Kevin Canty
Terry Galloway
Lev Grossman
Cynthia Kaplan
Josh Lambert
Andrea Lee
Ursula K. LeGuin
Thisbe Nissen
Mark Oppenheimer
ZZ Packer
Steven Rinehart
David Sedaris