My Abandonment (tie-In)

Now a Major Film: LEAVE NO TRACE

by Peter Rock

On Sale: 06/26/2018

My Abandonment (tie-In)

Now a Major Film: LEAVE NO TRACE

by Peter Rock

On Sale: 06/26/2018

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About the Book

Inspired by a true story, a riveting and unsettling novel about a girl and her father who live off the grid, in the shadows at the edge of civilization.

Thirteen-year-old Caroline 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.

Told through the startlingly sincere voice of its young narrator, My Abandonment is a riveting journey into life at the margins and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope.

The basis for the film Leave No Trace directed by Debra Granik.

Critical Praise

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 —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781328588715
  • ISBN 10: 1328588718
  • Imprint: Mariner Books
  • On Sale: 06/26/2018
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Media Tie-In
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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