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My abandonment

By: Rock, Peter, MD, FCCP, MBA

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1473691966 / 9781473691964
Paperback
813.6
26/06/2018
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England
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20 cm 225 pages
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Reprint. Film tie-in. Originally published: United States: Mariner Books, 2010.

'A beautiful, strange novel . . . Fascinating and moving, it tells with great tenderness how human love goes wrong' Ursula K.

Le Guin'The recent novel I recommend most . . . a short, disciplined, unsettling book' Hanya YanagiharaThirteen-year-old Caroline and her father live in Forest Park, an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon.

Day to day, they live in an elaborate cave shelter, wash in a nearby creek, store perishables at the water's edge, tend a garden and even keep a library of sorts.

Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilised world.

But one small mistake allows a jogger to discover them, which derails their entire existence. Inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of its young narrator, Caroline, My Abandonment is a gripping journey into life in the wilderness and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope.

BIC:

1KBBWR Oregon, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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