About this book
A novel recounting the 7 days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. From the author of "O My Darling" and "The Folded World", it looks at the past of Erik Schroder, who renamed himself Eric Kennedy as a teenager, and how he came to be in such a predicament. 'Seldom has such a daring concept for a novel been grounded in such an appealing character.' Jonathan Franzen
Attending a New England summer camp as an adolescent, young Erik Schroder - a first generation East German immigrant - adopts a new name and a new persona - Eric Kennedy - in the hopes that it will help him fit in. This fateful white lie will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course.
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