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My Abandonment: Now a major film, Leave No Trace , directed by Debra Granik ('Winter's Bone')

Peter Rock

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Now a major film directed by Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), which premiered at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals to critical acclaim.

'A beautiful, strange novel . . . Fascinating and moving, it tells with great tenderness how human love goes wrong' Ursula K. Le Guin

'The recent novel I recommend most . . . a short, disciplined, unsettling book' Hanya Yanagihara

Thirteen-year-old Caroline and her father live in Forest Park, an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon. Day to day, they live in an elaborate cave shelter, wash in a nearby creek, store perishables at the water's edge, tend a garden and even keep a library of sorts. Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilised world. But one small mistake allows a jogger to discover them, which derails their entire existence.

Inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of its young narrator, Caroline, MY ABANDONMENT is a gripping journey into life in the wilderness and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope.

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Praise for My Abandonment: Now a major film, Leave No Trace , directed by Debra Granik ('Winter's Bone')

  • Poignant . . . My Abandonment lingers in the mind, leaving you as haunted as its mesmerizing characters - New York Post

  • A beautiful, strange novel . . . Fascinating and moving, it tells with great tenderness how human love goes wrong - Ursula K. Le Guin

  • Peter Rock's My Abandonment is an electrically charged, bone-deep and tender tale of loss and partial redemption. Surreal, haunting, elegiac - James Ellroy

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