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...

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From the Author:

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.

About the Author:

CHRIS ORCUTT has written professionally for over 20 years as a fiction writer, journalist, scriptwriter, playwright, technical writer and speechwriter.

Orcutt is the creator of the critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, including A Real Piece of Work (#1), The Rich Are Different (#2) and A Truth Stranger Than Fiction (#3).

Orcutt's short story collection, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, was voted by IndieReader as one of the best books of 2013. And his modern pastoral novel One Hundred Miles from Manhattan (an IndieReader Best Book for 2014) prompted Kirkus Reviews to favorably compare Orcutt to Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Cheever.

As a newspaper reporter Orcutt received a New York Press Association award, and while an adjunct lecturer in writing for the City University of New York, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award.

If you would like to contact Chris, you can email him at corcutt007 -at- yahoo.com or tweet him @chrisorcutt. For more information about Orcutt and his writing, or to follow his blog, visit his website: orcutt.net.

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Descrizione libro Have Pen, Will Travel, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 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, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 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. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 254 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.2in. x 0.6in.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. A 2014 KBR Best Kindle Book Award Semifinalist!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 its 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 and A with Chris Orcutt: What do you mean by modern novelHeres 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. Thats what I do here. Its the story of one year in Wellington, but the events are shown out of order. The book starts in the late springearly summer, then goes to the early spring, then mid-summer, etc. It is not in chronological order. I believe this enhances the readers experience. Also, many characters overlap between the chapters, and so do the events. Why 10 different narrators or points of viewAs much as I admire the single POV novel, in todays ultramodern society, where everyone is a star (or considers himself one; social media tools aid in this delusion), everyones story or POV contributes to the larger story. Nowadays, it doesnt make sense that any one person would be capable of telling the complete story of a town. How is Wellington uniqueActually, I dont think Wellington is unique (as in being the only one of its kind) as much as its 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 its also meant to be more of an idea than an actual place. Mythical, if you will. Imagine if the world of Mr. Darcys Derbyshire could be transplanted to modern-day Upstate New York. Thats Wellington. What was your inspiration for the novelI 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. Im 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 werent 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780615999838

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