Large Print - 2013
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As an adolescent, Erik Schroder - a first-generation East German immigrant - adopts a new name and a new persona in the hope that it will help him fit in.This fateful white lie will set him on an improbably and ultimately tragic course. Years later, amid a heated custody battle with his estranged wife, Erik kidnaps his six-year-old daughter, Meadow... From the confines of a correctional facility, Erik relates the story of their seven days on the road as he tries to outrun the authorities, and surveys the course of his life in an attempt to understand and explain his behaviour...
Publisher: Anstey, Leicestershire : 2013. F. A. Thorpe,
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781444817119
Branch Call Number: LT GAIG


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Mar 27, 2014

About a guy who kidnaps his daughter. He is very sympathetic but you understand why he should not be responsible for a child.

Jun 11, 2013

Disturbing book about a man and his relationships with those around him. Not a book I would recommend.

May 06, 2013

Schroder re-invents himself at the age of fourteen and never looks back. He changes his name and manufacturers a new family and a new history. Life is good, until it isn't. Bewildered he continues on until he has dug himself into an inextricable hole. Lots to think about in this story - family, nature or nurture, communication - but possibly for Schroder the biggest question might be, is love all you really need. Really enjoyed the story and I found the writing to be fantastic.

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