Being Henry David

Being Henry David

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Seventeen-year-old "Hank" has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything --who he is, where he came from, why he's running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David-or "Hank" and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of--Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead's remarkable debut novel is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past, to stop running, and to find his way home.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 55mm | 460g
  • Morton Grove, United States
  • English
  • 080750615X
  • 9780807506158
  • 1,208,991

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Seventeen-year-old "Hank," who can t remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau's Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he's from and why he ran away."
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Review quote

"Think James Dashner's Maze Runner series meets High School Musical: an engaging and unique book." Booklist, March 1, 2013
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About Cal Armistead

Cal Armistead is a musician, singer, voice actress and independent bookseller in Massachusetts. She lives in Concord with her husband. This is her first novel.
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2,432 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (870)
3 31% (753)
2 9% (231)
1 2% (49)
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