Being Henry David (Paperback)
AW Teen, 9780807506165, 312pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2014
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Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything—who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David—or “Hank”—and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of—Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead’s remarkable debut novel about a teen in search of himself. As Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past he realizes that the only way he can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past to stop running and find his way home.
About the Author
Cal Armistead is a musician, singer, voice actress, and independent bookseller in Massachusetts. She lives in Concord with her husband. This is her first novel. www.calarmistead.com