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My Abandonment
by Peter Rock

Published: 2009-03-12
Hardcover : 225 pages
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A thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, the enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon. There they inhabit an elaborate cave shelter, bathe in a nearby creek, store perishables at the water's edge, use a makeshift septic system, tend a garden, even keep a library of ...
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A thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, the enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon. There they inhabit an elaborate cave shelter, bathe 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.
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.

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  "Pass"by fermentedbookworm (see profile) 12/14/12

This book is partially based on true events. The point which crosses from fact into fiction is tangible and obvious. The beginning is well written and vivid, however, the last 1/3 of the text, written... (read more)

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