The New America: A Collection, CG FEWSTON’s first collection of short fiction which includes a three-act play, was published in 2007. The Collection was first published under the pen-name “Brighten Cambridge” in honor of his late cousin of the same name, Brighton Cambridge.
CG FEWSTON’s cousin (born Clinton Ball) wanted to be an actor and so he changed his name to “Brighton Cambridge,” but sadly Clint/Brighton lost his battle in 2001 with cystic fibrosis at the age of 25. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs.
The New America: A Collection was named a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence 2008 Awards. The stories are set in Texas and South Korea and deal with identity, culture and coming of age issues.
When we are young children we believe everything will last and remain. It is only when we grow to adults that we come to realize our fault in not understanding that things change and fade with the passing of time.
“The New America” is a place that has already been discovered by humankind, but its vastness cannot be measured; the exploration of the novel domain can, however, reveal a newer, truer thing than before, or what has already been abandoned by another.
The strange New America is within us all and with each thought (old and new, foreign and domestic) a greater force it becomes, uniting all of humankind into one glorious unity of similarity and peace.
In the end the New America will either be our great and terrible Wasteland, or our final return to Paradise.
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The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s been a member of the Hemingway Society, Americans for the Arts, PEN America, Club Med, & the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London.
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystic’s Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America (2020), and A Time to Forget in East Berlin (2022).
Forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.