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- Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - MAC - MacReads: Prof. Peter Rock, Reed College
"My Abandonment" by Peter Rock is this year's selection for MacReads, a community-wide book reading and discussion that culminates in a presentation by the author. Based on a true story, "My Abandonment" focuses on a 13-year-old girl and her father who live secretly in Forest Park in Portland, until they are discovered by a hiker overturning their remote reality. The book has received the Alex Award and the Utah Book Award, and has been published in several countries including Turkey. Rock is a professor teaching creative writing at Reed College. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Yale University. He is also the author of "The Bewildered,""The Ambidextris," "This is the Place" and "Carnival Wolves." Rock enjoys writing about characters that are found on the fringe of society and was inspired to write "My Abandonment" after reading a newspaper article about the real people on which he based his characters.
Location: Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library
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