My Abandonment

My Abandonment

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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'sMy Abandonment is a riveting journey into life at the margins, and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope.
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  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0151014140
  • 9780151014149
  • 1,518,292

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3,402 ratings
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4 40% (1,364)
3 33% (1,139)
2 10% (329)
1 2% (80)
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