One Hundred Miles from Manhattan

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One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a novel about an upscale rural community (Wellington, NY), where the hills and the seemingly quaint village conceal lives of love, lust, adultery, tragedy and small wars.

Unlike other novels in the pastoral tradition, which tell the story of a place and a time through the eyes of a single character, this modern novel uses 10 narrators, a different one per chapter, to shed light on this exclusive community.

In Wellington, a trophy wife undergoes a shocking transformation. A medical doctor attracts his own destruction. A local bachelor steals a dog and has an epiphany. A town Casanova goes on a personal odyssey to make amends. And a Manhattan book editor reveals what it's like to be a first-time visitor to this rarefied world of wealth, horses and equestriennes.

To this exquisitely written novel, Chris Orcutt brings his meticulous craft and his talent for writing in multifarious voices and styles, all while exposing a world of massive estates, rolling green hills, hilltoppers, townies, celebrities, hopes, dreams, sex, and the fleeting promises of love...

A Q&A with Chris Orcutt:

What do you mean by "modern novel"?

Here's why I call One Hundred Miles from Manhattan a "modern novel": 1) the novel is told by 10 different narrators, one per chapter; and 2) the timeline is segmented.

For example, in the movie Pulp Fiction, the scenes are presented out of order. That's what I do here. It's the story of one year in Wellington, but the events are shown out of order. The book starts in the late spring/early summer, then goes to the early spring, then mid-summer, etc. It is not in chronological order.

I believe this enhances the reader's experience. Also, many characters overlap between the chapters, and so do the events.

Why 10 different narrators or points of view?

As much as I admire the single POV novel, in today's ultramodern society, where everyone is a star (or considers himself one; social media tools aid in this delusion), everyone's story or POV contributes to the larger story. Nowadays, it doesn't make sense that any one person would be capable of telling the complete story of a town.

How is Wellington unique?

Actually, I don't think Wellington is unique (as in "being the only one of its kind") as much as it's iconic or symbolic.

There are lots of wealthy communities with big estates, rolling green hills, exclusive rod and gun clubs, pheasant farms, Range Rovers, a lively but mostly unnoticed equestrian scene, and a low simmer of conflict between "hilltoppers" and "townies." Wellington is meant to be an amalgamation of several of those places, and it's also meant to be more of an idea than an actual place. Mythical, if you will.

Imagine if the world of Mr. Darcy's Derbyshire could be transplanted to modern-day Upstate New York. That's Wellington.

What was your inspiration for the novel?

I first got this idea of writing a novel about a wealthy community over 20 years ago, when I was a reporter in a small town similar to Wellington. But at the time I could only envision the story being told from the POV of the local reporter. I'm so glad that I waited to write this book, because I think that the use of 10 narrators gives the reader a richer, broader experience of the town, and because back when I was a reporter, my writing skills weren't even close to what they are now.

I was also deeply inspired by my favorite classic authors of pastoral fiction including Chekhov, Tolstoy, Hardy and Austen.

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About the Author:

CHRIS ORCUTT has written professionally for over 20 years as a fiction writer, journalist, scriptwriter, playwright, technical writer and speechwriter. He has also taught high school U.S. history and college writing. At Baruch College, City University of New York, Chris received the Distinguished Teaching Award, and as a newspaper reporter he received a New York Press Association award. Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series. The first novel in the series, A REAL PIECE OF WORK, achieved a #1 top-rated ranking in Literary Fiction for Kindle, and #4 in Mystery. IndieReader writes of the novel, "Action, lust, danger, style and witty repartee, Orcutt's A Real Piece of Work is a work of art." The novel received similarly strong critical acclaim from other reviewers, as did the sequel, THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT. The third installment in the series, A TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION, debuts on January 1, 2015. Chris's short story collection, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, was selected by IndieReader as one of the Best Books of 2013. And his modern pastoral novel, ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM MANHATTAN, was selected by IndieReader as a Best Book for 2014. In a review of the novel Kirkus Reviews favorably compared Chris to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Cheever. For more about Chris, visit his website: www.orcutt.net. For more about the Dakota Stevens Mysteries Series, visit www.orcutt.net OR www.dakotapi.com.

About the Author:

Chris Orcutt has written professionally for over 20 years as a journalist, fiction writer, playwright, scriptwriter, technical writer and speechwriter. As an adjunct lecturer in writing for the City University of New York, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Orcutt is the creator of the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, including A REAL PIECE OF WORK (#1) and THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT (#2). He is the author of THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND—a short story collection voted by IndieReader as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013. His most recently published title is ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM MANHATTAN, a modern novel in 10 points of view.

Orcutt’s short fiction has been published in Potomac Review and other literary journals. It has also won a few modest awards, most notably 55 Fiction’s World’s Shortest Stories. As a newspaper reporter he received a New York Press Association award.

For more information about Orcutt and his writing, or to follow his blog, visit his website: www.orcutt.net.

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Descrizione libro Have Pen, Will Travel, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 203 x 133 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Voted by IndieReader as one of the Best Indie Books of 2014. One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a novel about an upscale rural community (Wellington, NY), where the hills and the seemingly quaint village conceal lives of love, lust, adultery, tragedy and small wars. Unlike other novels in the pastoral tradition, which tell the story of a place and a time through the eyes of a single character, this modern novel uses 10 narrators, a different one per chapter, to shed light on this exclusive community. In Wellington, a trophy wife undergoes a shocking transformation. A medical doctor attracts his own destruction. A local bachelor steals a dog and has an epiphany. A town Casanova goes on a personal odyssey to make amends. And a Manhattan book editor reveals what it s like to be a first-time visitor to this rarefied world of wealth, horses and equestriennes. To this exquisitely written novel, Chris Orcutt brings his meticulous craft and his talent for writing in multifarious voices and styles, all while exposing a world of massive estates, rolling green hills, hilltoppers, townies, celebrities, hopes, dreams, sex, and the fleeting promises of love. A QA with Chris Orcutt: What do you mean by modern novel ? Here s why I call One Hundred Miles from Manhattan a modern novel 1) the novel is told by 10 different narrators, one per chapter; and 2) the timeline is segmented. For example, in the movie Pulp Fiction, the scenes are presented out of order. That s what I do here. It s the story of one year in Wellington, but the events are shown out of order. The book starts in the late spring/early summer, then goes to the early spring, then mid-summer, etc. It is not in chronological order. I believe this enhances the reader s experience. Also, many characters overlap between the chapters, and so do the events. Why 10 different narrators or points of view? As much as I admire the single POV novel, in today s ultramodern society, where everyone is a star (or considers himself one; social media tools aid in this delusion), everyone s story or POV contributes to the larger story. Nowadays, it doesn t make sense that any one person would be capable of telling the complete story of a town. How is Wellington unique? Actually, I don t think Wellington is unique (as in being the only one of its kind ) as much as it s iconic or symbolic. There are lots of wealthy communities with big estates, rolling green hills, exclusive rod and gun clubs, pheasant farms, Range Rovers, a lively but mostly unnoticed equestrian scene, and a low simmer of conflict between hilltoppers and townies. Wellington is meant to be an amalgamation of several of those places, and it s also meant to be more of an idea than an actual place. Mythical, if you will. Imagine if the world of Mr. Darcy s Derbyshire could be transplanted to modern-day Upstate New York. That s Wellington. What was your inspiration for the novel? I first got this idea of writing a novel about a wealthy community over 20 years ago, when I was a reporter in a small town similar to Wellington. But at the time I could only envision the story being told from the POV of the local reporter. I m so glad that I waited to write this book, because I think that the use of 10 narrators gives the reader a richer, broader experience of the town, and because back when I was a reporter, my writing skills weren t even close to what they are now. I was also deeply inspired by my favorite classic authors of pastoral fiction including Chekhov, Tolstoy, Hardy and Austen. Codice libro della libreria APC9780615999838

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Descrizione libro Have Pen, Will Travel, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a novel about an upscale rural community (Wellington, NY), where the hills and the seemingly quaint village conceal lives of love, lust, adultery, tragedy and small wars. Unlike other novels in the pastoral tradition, which tell the story of a place and a time through the eyes of a single character, this modern novel uses 10 narrators, a different one per chapter, to shed light on this exclusive community. In Wellington, a trophy wife undergoes a shocking transformation. A medical doctor attracts his own destruction. A local bachelor steals a dog and has an epiphany. A town Casanova goes on a personal odyssey to make amends. And a Manhattan book editor reveals what it's like to be a first-time visitor to this rarefied world of wealth, horses and equestriennes. To this exquisitely written novel, Chris Orcutt brings his meticulous craft and his talent for writing in multifarious voices and styles, all while exposing a world of massive estates, rolling green hills, hilltoppers, townies, celebrities, hopes, dreams, sex, and the fleeting promises of love. A Q&A with Chris Orcutt: What do you mean by "modern novel"? Here's why I call One Hundred Miles from Manhattan a "modern novel": 1) the novel is told by 10 different narrators, one per chapter; and 2) the timeline is segmented. For example, in the movie Pulp Fiction , the scenes are presented out of order. That's what I do here. It's the story of one year in Wellington, but the events are shown out of order. The book starts in the late spring/early summer, then goes to the early spring, then mid-summer, etc. It is not in chronological order. I believe this enhances the reader's experience. Also, many characters overlap between the chapters, and so do the events. Why 10 different narrators or points of view? As much as I admire the single POV novel, in today's ultramodern society, where everyone is a star (or considers himself one; social media tools aid in this delusion), everyone's story or POV contributes to the larger story. Nowadays, it doesn't make sense that any one person would be capable of telling the complete story of a town. How is Wellington unique? Actually, I don't think Wellington is unique (as in "being the only one of its kind") as much as it's iconic or symbolic. There are lots of wealthy communities with big estates, rolling green hills, exclusive rod and gun clubs, pheasant farms, Range Rovers, a lively but mostly unnoticed equestrian scene, and a low simmer of conflict between "hilltoppers" and "townies." Wellington is meant to be an amalgamation of several of those places, and it's also meant to be more of an idea than an actual place. Mythical, if you will. Imagine if the world of Mr. Darcy's Derbyshire could be transplanted to modern-day Upstate New York. That's Wellington. What was your inspiration for the novel? I first got this idea of writing a novel about a wealthy community over 20 years ago, when I was a reporter in a small town similar to Wellington. But at the time I could only envision the story being told from the POV of the local reporter. I'm so glad that I waited to write this book, because I think that the use of 10 narrators gives the reader a richer, broader experience of the town, and because back when I was a reporter, my writing skills weren't even close to what they are now. I was also deeply inspired by my favorite classic authors of pastoral fiction including Chekhov, Tolstoy, Hardy and Austen. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0615999832

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