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Rock, Peter 1967-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 3,948 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Lectures  Literature  Radio serials  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.O327, 813.54
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Publications about Peter Rock
Publications by Peter Rock
Most widely held works by Peter Rock
My abandonment by Peter Rock( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild," Rock's "My Abandonment," inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of his young protagonist, offers a riveting and unsettling account of a girl and her father who live off the grid
The shelter cycle by Peter Rock( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Two friends who grew up together as part of an extreme doomsday-prepping religion are reunited twenty years later in a search for an abducted child
My abandonment : a novel by Peter Rock( file )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year old Caroline has been raised and home-schooled by her father in a wild nature preserves on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They follow a rigid code that enables them to survive in the wilderness. Once a week, they go to the city to buy groceries, attend church and otherwise merge with the civilized world. Yet one small mistake allows the authorities to discover them and their forced relocation is only a brief respite in their flight from a world that doesn't understand them
Carnival wolves by Peter Rock( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
A drifter's view of America which he crosses with his dog. The sights include a boot camp for rebellious youth, a Mormon village which practices polygamy, and a ranch where tigers are raised for illegal hunting. By the author of This Is the Place
The unsettling : stories and a novella by Peter Rock( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
"A stunning, Poe-esque collection of short fiction about outsiders, lost dogs, romance, and life's surprising mysteries. Populated by strangers, ghosts, and other shadowy figures, the thirteen stories in The Unsettling attend to those startling moments when what we have understood as familiar is suddenly revealed as mysterious and foreign. A lonely man saving library books from an outbreak of mold listens to a coworker's tale about a blind woman and imbues it with his own sense of romance; a woman drives a Gold Firebird through the desert with a television playing "Rockford Files" reruns on the passenger seat; and a girl returns to her childhood home to spy on its new inhabitants, not realizing they are aware of her surveillance."--Publisher's description
The bewildered : a novel by Peter Rock( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
When a disastrous accident leads three high-school friends on an adventure to the back rooms of Chinatown, they discover a remarkable group of people who are almost impossible to recognize but possess unique needs and powers
This is the place by Peter Rock( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
An old man's obsession with a young girl leads to tragedy. He is a croupier in a casino in Nevada and he gets it into his head that she is interested in him because of his maturity. The illusion is shattered when the girl takes off with a youth her age. The croupier, who narrates the story, becomes jealous and goes after her
The shelter cycle by Peter Rock( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Francine and Colville were childhood friends whose families belonged to an extreme religion, the Church Universal and Triumphant, whose members built elaborate underground shelters to protect themselves from a nuclear apocalypse that never came. Reunited twenty years later by the search for an abducted girl, Francine and Colville must reckon with the powerful memories of their former church's teachings and the haunting feeling of leading adult lives in a world they once believed would be destroyed
Spells : a novel within photographs by Peter Rock( Book )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Twenty years ago, while working as a security guard in an art museum, Peter Rock staved off the job's inherent boredom and loneliness by trying to make up a story for each photograph, painting and object in the museum. A few years ago, reminded of the pleasures and play that he felt in danger of forgetting, he began to envision a similar project. As he explains, "First, I found photographers whose work I was drawn to, and contacted them with a very hypothetical and tentative description of what I was doing. Somewhat arbitrarily, I decided that five photographers would be a good number; I was gratified that the first five I contacted were excited to join me. Next, I let these photographers know why I was drawn to their work, noted some images I really admired, and shared some of my previous writing with them. I asked them to send me 20-30 images; of these, I chose five at a time, and proceeded incrementally, generating the specific stories as I went. The images are not merely illustrations for a pre-existent story, then, but the conditions and possibilities and limitations of how they proceeded. The images came first. One way to think of it is that the stories herein, and the larger story they become, were already embedded in the photographs. My attention and intuition acted as a kind of excavation that brought them to the surface, into words." The texts range from narrative to prose poem, from folktale to rant to reverie to an essay written by a fourth grader. The overarching story follows three friends who have recently graduated from high school; it explores their relationships and how things change when they become entangled with an elderly widower who claims to have dreamt of one of them. The ensuing drama explores the relationship between dreams and waking life, between the head and the heart, between shadows and their bodies, between the living and the dead
The unsettling by Peter Rock( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"A stunning, Poe-esque collection of short fiction about outsiders, lost dogs, romance, and life's surprising mysteries. Populated by strangers, ghosts, and other shadowy figures, the thirteen stories in The Unsettling attend to those startling moments when what we have understood as familiar is suddenly revealed as mysterious and foreign. A lonely man saving library books from an outbreak of mold listens to a coworker's tale about a blind woman and imbues it with his own sense of romance; a woman drives a Gold Firebird through the desert with a television playing "Rockford Files" reruns on the passenger seat; and a girl returns to her childhood home to spy on its new inhabitants, not realizing they are aware of her surveillance; a Poe-obsessed medical examiner constructs ornate scenes in an attempt to provoke hope in the forgotten lives of a dark and desperate city. Told through Rock's imaginative and wholly original voice, these are haunted tales about fascination, transformation, and the relationship between the two."--Publisher's website
The unsettling : stories by Peter Rock( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Populated by strangers, ghosts, and other shadowy figures, the thirteen stories in The Unsettling attend to those startling moments when what we have understood as familiar is suddenly revealed as mysterious and foreign. A lonely man saving library books from an outbreak of mold listens to a coworker's tale about a blind woman and imbues it with his own sense of romance; a woman drives a Gold Firebird through the desert with a television playing ""Rockford Files"" reruns on the passenger seat; and a girl returns to her childhood home to spy on its new inhabitants, not realizing they are aware
Visiting writers series, 2001-02 ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 2001-02 academic year
Peter Rock ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Novelist Peter Rock adds his imagination to the true story of a homeless father and daughter
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From the website: "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience," Emily Dickinson wrote. Not a shocking sentiment, coming from a hermetic poet. However, in this modern age, the notion of leaving the soul ajar seems nearly impossible. Yet, as you'll find in this issue, the human desire for ecstasy, of all sorts, is hardwired into our brains. For some, like Kelly Link, transcendence is found in the fantastic. It is classical music that delivers the hero in the excerpt from Nikolai Grozni's novel Wunderkind, whereas poet Kevin Young locates the soul in the heart of soul music. Kung fu is the path for a chosen few in Oliver Broudy's profile of a master and his students. Elissa Schappell discovered the ecstatic when she began having temporal lobe seizures. And while François Villon is delirious over dancing and women, modern poets like Meghan O'Rourke, Matthew Zapruder, and Alex Dimitrov tackle on wine, sex, and religion. So open the Ecstatic issue, open your mind, and remain open
The Oregon Book Award author tour : with the authors Gina Ochsner, Peter Rock, Carolyn R. Miller, Alfred Habegger ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Readings and comments from four finalists and winners of the 2002 Oregon Book Awards
Visiting writers series by Peter Rock( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Peter Rock Amerikaans romanschrijver
Peter Rock écrivain américain
Peter Rock escritor estadounidense
پیتر راک
ピーター・ロック
Languages
English (64)
French (4)
German (3)
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