My Abandonment

My Abandonment

By:  Peter Rock

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A thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon. They inhabit an elaborate cave shelter, wash in a nearby creek, store perishables at the water’s edge, use a makeshift septic system, tend a garden, even keep a library of sorts. Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilized world. But one small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them, which derails their entire existence, ultimately provoking a deeper flight.

 

 Inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of its young narrator, Caroline, My Abandonment is a riveting journey into life at the margins and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope.

 

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156035521

  • ISBN-10: 0156035529

  • Pages: 240

  • Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: 04/02/2010

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

Peter Rock: My Abandonment

Peter Rock
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Peter Rock

PETER ROCK is the author of several novels, including My Abandonment, and a collection of stories, The Unsettling. He teaches writing at Reed College. 
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    ADVANCE PRAISE FORMY ABANDONMENT

     

    “Peter Rock’s My Abandonment is an electrically charged, bone-deep and tender tale of loss and partial redemption. Surreal, haunting, elegiac.” —James Ellroy

     

    “This beautiful, strange novel takes us into the foreign country where those called homeless are at home, the city is wilderness, and the greater wilderness lies beyond. Fascinating and moving, it tells with great tenderness how human love goes wrong.”—Ursula K. Le Guin

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156035521

  • ISBN-10: 0156035529

  • Pages: 240

  • Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: 04/02/2010

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

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