The Resource My abandonment, Peter Rock

My abandonment, Peter Rock

Label
My abandonment
Title
My abandonment
Statement of responsibility
Peter Rock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild," Rock's "My Abandonment," inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of his young protagonist, offers a riveting and unsettling account of a girl and her father who live off the grid
Summary
Thirteen-year old Caroline has been raised and home-schooled by her father in a wild nature preserves on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They follow a rigid code that enables them to survive in the wilderness. Once a week, they go to the city to buy groceries, attend church and otherwise merge with the civilized world. Yet one small mistake allows the authorities to discover them and their forced relocation is only a brief respite in their flight from a world that doesn't understand them
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Alex Award, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
240726
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rock, Peter
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Homeless families
  • Survival
  • Forest Park (Portland, Or.)
  • Wilderness areas
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Homeless families
  • Survival
  • Teenage girls
  • Wilderness areas
  • Oregon
  • Pacific Northwest
Target audience
adult
Label
My abandonment, Peter Rock
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn180080934
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780151014149
Lccn
2007044412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)180080934
Label
My abandonment, Peter Rock
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn180080934
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780151014149
Lccn
2007044412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)180080934

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