Francois Camoin was born in Nice, France, in 1939, and came to the United States in 1951. He was educated at Kenyon College, the University of Arizona, and the University of Massachusetts, where he received a Ph.D. in Jacobean Drama. “Lieberman’s Father” is from the manuscript which won the 1981 AWP Fiction Award and is now published as The End of the World Is Los Angeles (University of Missouri Press).
Jan 01 1983
A Hunk of Burning Love
Gene is already there when I come through the door of the New Deal Cafe and Bar. There’s a sausage speared on the end of his fork and he’s waving it in Rita’s face. Gene’s a fat man but a long way from jolly; he can in fact be mean as a snake if you give him half a chance.
Sep 01 1981
Lieberman had his eyes on his chicken salad and so at first didn’t see the woman. She stopped short at his table and stood, swaying a little this way and that, looking like a person who had just bumped into something and is wondering if she hurt herself. To the people at the next table it was clear what she’d bumped into was Lieberman.