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Rock, Peter 1967-

Works: 15 works in 66 publications in 3 languages and 3,829 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Radio serials  Interviews  Periodicals  Radio programs 
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 )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 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 652 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 334 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
Klickitat by Peter Rock( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Having joined her older sister, Audra, and a mysterious man on a wilderness survival adventure, Vivian seeks a connection between the man and the mysterious writing appearing in her notebook
Carnival wolves by Peter Rock( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 263 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 )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 257 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 2009 in English and held by 216 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 136 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 ambidextrist by Peter Rock( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
The shelter cycle by Peter Rock( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 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
The Unsettling by Peter Rock( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
Visiting writers series by Peter Rock( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
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Alternative Names
Peter Rock Amerikaans romanschrijver
پیتر راک
English (58)
French (4)
German (3)
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