Schroder

A Novel
Product Number: EB00278373
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455518685
Publisher: Twelve
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A 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.

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Author(s): Amity Gaige
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2013

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Author(s): Amity Gaige
Narrator(s): Will Collyer
Product Number Z100038727
Released: Feb 05, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781619699236

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