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My Abandonment NOW A MAJOR FILM,LEAVE NO TRACE , DIRECTED BY DEBRA GRANIK AND STARRING BEN FOSTER AND THOMASIN HARCOURT MCKENZIE A Thirteen Year Old Girl And Her Father Live In Forest Park, An Enormous Nature Preserve In Portland, Oregon They Inhabit An Elaborate Cave Shelter, Wash 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 Its Young Narrator, Caroline, My Abandonment Is A Riveting Journey Into Life At The Margins And A Mesmerizing Tale Of Survival And Hope



10 thoughts on “My Abandonment

  1. says:

    I like this book in a similar way to how I enjoyed Room, they are both innocent perspectives Coincidentally, I didn t realize My Abandonment was based on actual events or that it was meant to be YA it was recommended to me by a goodreads page that is definitely adult I figured out it was actual events pretty fast because it states that some things actually did happen at the beginning of the book The story is of a man and his daughter who were


  2. says:

    As a Portland resident, it was fun to hear descriptions of the city and Forest Park I enjoyed the writing style from 13 year old Caroline s perspective.After reading some news stories about the true story behind this novel, it s evenintriguing to me As a Portland resident, it was fun to hear descriptions of the city and Forest Park I enjoyed the writing style from 13 year old Caroline s perspective.After reading some news stories about the true s


  3. says:

    Let me start with the following I am so freaking confused by this book.When I read the back of the book, I knew it was about a father and his 13 year old kid and they re trucking around all of Portland and living in the woods and all that That much is true And before I attempted to really get into the book I did some research on here and found that mostly it was well liked, and the ones that weren t well liked, well, didn t give enough reason for me


  4. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book It was a fast, thought provoking read but it left me with many unanswered questions, particulary since it was based on a true case The beginning of the book seemed to include many facts that had been published in news articles, but the ending was Peter Rock s fictional version I found some of this not to fit the characters The reference to Elizabeth Smart in the Acknowledgments was disturbing to me.


  5. says:

    A compelling and thought provoking book I live in Portland so I was familiar with the setting in Forest Park the city I was also familiar with the true story behind this novel A father daughter spent four years living in Forest Park in a shelter the father built He home schooled the daughter using his own knowledge a set of encyclopedias The father was a veteran had a small military pension, so they were able to go into the city buy groceries, clothing as ne


  6. says:

    Even though I have alredy sent this, I am updating for my Best of 2009 list, and this review goes along with Jennie Shortridge s WHEN SHE FLEW Both of these are based on the true story of the father and pre teen daughter who lived off the grid in Portland s Forest Park for four years but each author treats the story a little differently Rock s story is told in an almost surreal and disassociated manner and Shortridge deliversof an emotional punch Both are intere


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Spare prose and an intriguing narrative with a narrator whose view of the world has been skewed by her unusual experiences with Father, living in a cave in the forest park in Portland as well as the streets and condemned hotels of the city Caroline s judgment is clouded by her love for Father and her need to continue their routines and follow his lead.SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER


  8. says:

    When I read the blurb for this book, I couldn t wait to read it Totally my kind of story, mixing human relationships against the backdrop of nature And it didn t disappoint in fact, it exceeded expectations I didn t expect it to be so well written Why I admit I d never heard of writer Peter Rock before But based on this book, I hope he has some awards waiting for him down the road He s another one of those writers who flies under the radar because they don t get the big


  9. says:

    I had forgotten that My Abandonment was largely based on a true story The author s website has.pdf copies of the articles he was drawing from Somebody from Oregon, and maybe the Pacific Northwest in general, might remember when this was in the news, but I wasn t familiar with it The second half of the book is Rock s imagined version of what might have happened to Frank and Ruthie in this book, the girl is called Caroline, and her father goes by several names after they vani


  10. says:

    spoiler alert I found this retelling of an actual event where a girl was found living with her dad in Forest Park in Portland really compelling until the last 50 pages or so, when the main character, a young girl who was explained with such compassion throughout the first 3 4 of the books, starts acting completely out of character Throughout the book, we re reminded that she s a self sufficient, highly intelligent 13 year old Then there s a scene where she runs into a fellow ho


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About the Author: Peter Rock

Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City His most recent novel is The Night Swimmers, which involves open water swimming, fatherhood, psychic photography and the use of isolation tanks as a means to inhabit the past He is also the author of the novels SPELLS, Klickitat, The Shelter Cycle, My Abandonment, The Bewildered, The Ambidextrist, Carnival Wolves and This Is the Place, as well as a story collection, The Unsettling Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University His stories and freelance writing have both appeared and been anthologized widely, and his books published in various countries and languages The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Alex Award and others, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a Professor in the English Department of Reed College Leave No Trace, the film adaptation of My Abandonment, directed by Debra Granik, premiered at Sundance and Cannes and was released to critical acclaim in 2018.


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