By Peter Rock
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151014149, 240pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
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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.