The Vast Fields of Ordinary
By Nick Burd
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803733404, 320pp.)
Publication Date: May 14, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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It?s Dade?s last summer at home. He has a crappy job at Food World, a ?boyfriend? who won?t publicly acknowledge his existence (maybe because Pablo also has a girlfriend), and parents on the verge of a divorce. College is Dade?s shining beacon of possibility, a horizon to keep him from floating away.
Then he meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid. Falling in real love finally lets Dade come out of the closet?and, ironically, ignites a ruthless passion in Pablo. But just when true happiness has set in, tragedy shatters the dreamy curtain of summer, and Dade will use every ounce of strength he?s gained to break from his past and start fresh with the future.
Nick Burd attended the University of Iowa and received his MFA from The New School. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Vast Fields of Ordinary is his first novel.