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    Schroder (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic) (Hardback) By (author) Amity Gaige

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    DescriptionA lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.


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    Title
    Schroder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amity Gaige
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 379
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410457219
    ISBN 10: 1410457214
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000, FIC045000
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3557.A3518 S37 2013B
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    05 April 2013
    Author Information
    Amity Gaige's essays, articles, and stories have appeared in various publications, including the "Yale Review," "Los Angeles Times," "O Magazine," "The Literary Review," and in a 2009 collection of essays, "Feed Me" (Random House). She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a McDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Baltic Writing Residency Fellowship, and is currently the Visiting Writer at Amherst College. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family.
    Review quote
    "Amity Gaige has written a flawless book. It does not contain a single false note. Playful and inventive, Schroder movingly depicts the ways we confound our own hearts--how even with the best intentions, we fail to love those closest to us as well as we wish we could. Eric Schroder should take his place among the most charismatic and memorable characters in contemporary fiction, and Amity Gaige her place among the most talented and impressive writers working today." --David Bezmozgis, prize-winning author of "Natasha and Other Stories" and "The Free World"