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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Peter Cameron

IN RE: James Sveck-eighteen-year-old New Yorker, charming, precocious, confused, doesn't quite fit in (doesn't really want to), If: his future (i.e., college) seems completely meaningless, not to mention terrifying . . . Then: he'll start anew (move to the Midwest?). In re: James Sveck-misunderstood by a capricious mother, a self-absorbed father, a mordant older sister, Et alia: his Teutonic therapist, his D-list celebrity grandmother, his unnervingly attractive art gallery colleague . . . If: What one wants is enigmatic . . . Then: Life can be hell. But: as the summer gets hotter, James comes to recognize the wrenching truth of his emotions. James's archly comic bravado fuels this sharply observed novel of a teen adrift in an adult world, struggling to make sense of the problems of love and of lack. The engaging voice of our idiosyncratic antihero is deftly captured by the adroit prose of Peter Cameron. Often hilarious, deeply compassionate, smart, and lyrical, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is every bit as sui generis as James Sveck himself. See also: Brown University; Sexual orientation (confusion thereof); Dinner theater; Poodles (standard). From the Compact Disc edition.

IN RE: James Sveck-eighteen-year-old New Yorker, charming, precocious, confused, doesn't quite fit in (doesn't really want to), If: his future (i.e., college) seems completely meaningless, not to mention terrifying . . . Then: he'll start anew (move to the Midwest?). In re: James Sveck-misunderstood by a capricious mother, a self-absorbed father, a mordant older sister, Et alia: his Teutonic therapist, his D-list celebrity grandmother, his unnervingly attractive art gallery colleague . . . If: What one wants is enigmatic . . . Then: Life can be hell. But: as the summer gets hotter, James comes to recognize the wrenching truth of his emotions. James's archly comic bravado fuels this sharply observed novel of a teen adrift in an adult world, struggling to make sense of the problems of love and of lack. The engaging voice of our idiosyncratic antihero is deftly captured by the adroit prose of Peter Cameron. Often hilarious, deeply compassionate, smart, and lyrical, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is every bit as sui generis as James Sveck himself. See also: Brown University; Sexual orientation (confusion thereof); Dinner theater; Poodles (standard). From the Compact Disc edition.
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IN RE: James Sveck-eighteen-year-old New Yorker, charming, precocious, confused, doesn't quite fit in (doesn't really want to), If: his future (i.e., college) seems completely meaningless, not to mention terrifying . . . Then: he'll start anew (move to the Midwest?). In re: James Sveck-misunderstood by a capricious mother, a self-absorbed father, a mordant older sister, Et alia: his Teutonic therapist, his D-list celebrity grandmother, his unnervingly attractive art gallery colleague . . . If: What one wants is enigmatic . . . Then: Life can be hell. But: as the summer gets hotter, James comes to recognize the wrenching truth of his emotions. James's archly comic bravado fuels this sharply observed novel of a teen adrift in an adult world, struggling to make sense of the problems of love and of lack. The engaging voice of our idiosyncratic antihero is deftly captured by the adroit prose of Peter Cameron. Often hilarious, deeply compassionate, smart, and lyrical, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is every bit as sui generis as James Sveck himself. See also: Brown University; Sexual orientation (confusion thereof); Dinner theater; Poodles (standard). From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lincoln Hoppe

Length:

7h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:14


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:30


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:42


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:03


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:32