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The Inverted Forest

The Inverted ForestA story set at a summer camp can go a number of different ways. The Inverted Forest — a gripping, tender, and at times disturbing tale...The Inverted ForestFictionA story set at a summer camp can go a number of different ways. The Inverted Forest — a gripping, tender, and at times disturbing tale...2011-07-13Scribner
John Dalton | HIGH-MINDED CAMP Dalton expertly weaves a complex tale of how one summer affects a group of camp counselors

HIGH-MINDED CAMP Dalton expertly weaves a complex tale of how one summer affects a group of camp counselors

B+

The Inverted Forest

Genre: Fiction; Author: John Dalton; Publisher: Scribner

A story set at a summer camp can go a number of different ways. The Inverted Forest — a gripping, tender, and at times disturbing tale — takes the road less traveled. It’s the summer of 1996, and a small group of inexperienced counselors find themselves unprepared to care for more than 100 severely developmentally disabled adult campers from a state facility. A shocking act of violence will affect the young staff for years to come, and Dalton nimbly delves into his characters’ perspectives, uncovering past secrets and future dreams (and eventual disappointments). While some of what’s described is anything but pleasant, reading it certainly is. B+

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