Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151014149, 240pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
Inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of a young narrator, Caroline, Peter Rock's "My Abandonment "isa riveting journey intolife at the margins, and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope.
Inspired by the discovery of a man and his twelve-year-old daughter found living in a sophisticated camp hidden deep in Portland’s Forest Park, PETER ROCK wrote My Abandonment to imagine the rest of their story. The author of four other novels, most recently The Bewildered, and a collection of stories, The Unsettling, Rock teaches writing at Reed College.
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