One Hundred Miles from Manhattan

One Hundred Miles from Manhattan

by Chris Orcutt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615999838
Publisher: Have Pen, Will Travel
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was immediately drawn into the book and could not put it down. Each chapter describes the community of Wellington, NY, and its people through the eyes of different individuals. I felt that I was an additional character in each chapter, looking in, and living their experiences. Each chapter developed the complex relationship between its people and the drama that drove the sometimes titillating, sometimes tragic, and sometimes mystifying stories. I cannot conclude this review without recognizing Mr. Orcutt's command of the English language in capturing the essence of the moment in everyday life. This book was well worth the wait.