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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

By Emily M. Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
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  • Hardcover: Feb 2012,
    480 pages.
    Paperback: May 2013,
    480 pages.

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A literary debut about discovering who you are and living life according to your own rules, Ages 14+

For four days each year, Miles City, Montana becomes home to the Bucking Horse Sale, a rodeo livestock auction. Filled loudly and brightly with all things cowboy, it is a tribute to that very specific western culture, tradition, and trend, and to feeling a right - a big 'ole right - to celebrating it. Cameron Post, the eponymous narrator in Emily M. Danforth's The Miseducation of Cameron Post, lives in Miles City. And in this big sky/big land/big hat city, she feels anything but right in expressing herself. She feels small. Or maybe more to the point, she feels singular.

This is because, as Emily Danforth says, Cameron is in the throes of coming-of-GAYge. When the story opens, she has just kissed her best friend Irene - and she likes it a lot. But on that same life-changing day, her parents are killed in a car accident. These two events become forever entwined, and so their ...

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