Being Henry David

Cal Armistead (Author)
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Description

Seventeen-year-old "Hank" has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything--who he is, where he came from, why he's running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David--or "Hank"--and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of--Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead's remarkable debut novel about a teen in search of himself. As Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past he realizes that the only way he can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past to stop running and find his way home.

Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2014
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807506165

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About the Author

Cal Armistead is a musician, singer, voice actress and independent bookseller in Massachusetts. She lives in Concord with her husband. This is her first novel.

Reviews

"This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2013
"Think James Dashner's Maze Runner series meets High School Musical: an engaging and unique book." Booklist, March 1, 2013
"Introspective high schoolers will appreciate this engimatic coming-of-age story." School Library Journal, March 2013