Far From The World is the first collection of short stories written by James Reid.
It is composed of several semi-autobiographical stories and vignettes which attempt, in a simple prose, to transfer basic human experience into fiction. “But I knew I should not complain. It was no ones fault. That was the worst part. There was no one or anything to blame. If you knew the things that made you hurt you were lucky. I was lucky. Nobody lived a better life. And I was grateful and very humbled.”
Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1982 and raised in Markham, James Reid spent three years at the
University of Western Ontario before abandoning his degree to pursue studies in philosophy
and literature. It was shortly after leaving school that he began to write. Far From The World
is his first work of fiction.