The Cameraman is a novel as timeless, engrossing, and transgressive as cinema verité. This captivating, darkly funny tale is told in "scenes" from the perspective of Francis, a cameraman who has trained his lens on the life of his friend and mentor, an enigmatic director named Koz. The plot pivots around two women: Bev, a former starlet who is involved with both men; and Sheila, a famous actress who dies on film by a lethal injection. This incident has sinister implications for director Koz, who knew what was happening, and for cameraman Francis, who didn't. Koz is brought to trial for Sheila’s murder in Washington, D.C., where Francis holes up in a hotel to meditate on his relationship with the dangerous, charismatic director and on the events that led to Sheila's death. When Francis is called to testify, the sordid "truth" may be revealed.
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Raincoast Books; 1st Printing (2002)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches