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Author Interview with emily m. danforth

Posted by August 29th, 2013

Winner of the 2012 Montana Book Award

Winner of the 2012 Montana Book Award

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by emily m. danforth is the best type of book: heartbreaking, funny, and lyrical. It engulfs you in the emotional whirlwind of its prose, and by the end you come out chastened, seeing the world with different eyes.

The novel tells the coming-of-age story of 12-year-old Cameron, who, after the death of her parents, is shipped off to a fundamentalist boot camp to “cure” her homosexuality. It’s a Bildungsroman in the best sense, one that culminates in self-discovery and finding the courage to make your own rules.

I read the novel for a book club last year, and emily joined our discussion via Skype—a conversation that I wanted to revisit in the following interview. Continue reading

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