Book club questions from Away from Everywhere by Chad Pelley, published by Breakwater Books in 2009. The questions were included in the book by the publisher.
What was this novel really about?
Did the ending overwhelm the rest of the story?
What does the title mean to you?
The author contends that this novel, in part, explores “the flipside of love and the complexities of relationships.” Did this really strike you as a major element of this book?
Is this true to life?
In what ways is this a novel about the plasticity or instability of identity?
How much of life are we not in control of? To what degree are we to be held accountable for our actions?
What was the biggest lull in the book that lost your attention?
Which of the characters did you like the most, dislike the most and what would you like to ask one of them?