• Schroder See large image

    Schroder (Hardback) By (author) Amity Gaige

    $14.45 - Save $7.54 34% off - RRP $21.99 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Paperback $13.71

    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.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Schroder

    Title
    Schroder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amity Gaige
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781455512133
    ISBN 10: 1455512133
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    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
    Libri: AMER3710
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000, FIC045000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3557.A3518 S37 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/DIXNAS
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Twelve
    Imprint name
    Twelve
    Publication date
    05 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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," "One Story" 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
    "Fascinating....In all, we are glad to be along for the ride. And when someone asks Schroder, near the novel's end, 'Do you miss it? I mean, your made-up life?'-we can assume that, in large part, he does. We can also confess, now we know Schroder so well, that we do too." ""Buffalo News"""
    Table of contents
    ENG