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Attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is From a correctional facility Eric surveys the course of his life to understand and maybe even explain his behavior the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn fa. I normally do not take the time to comment on the books I read because others express my thoughts much elouently than I might do them justice However given my 1 star rating I felt it necessary in this instance I stumbled across the intriguing synopsis for Schroder on so I ordered it and immediately started reading upon its arrival A week later I was only through 13 of the book which is unusual for me I usually read books in one sitting or at the most 2 3 days I found it uite tedious especially the extensive footnotes Perhaps if I were enthralled with the novel the footnotes would have added something meaningful but as I continued reading I found myself skimming the footnotes and sometimes entire paragraphs without fully reading I picked the novel back up a month later determined to finish I found the main character an unreliable narrator if ever there was one to be strangely written and could not relate to his predicament in the least I found Eric to be self centered and swimming in self pity In fact I found myself wondering how his wife fell in love with him in the first place and could only imagine the horror she went through in this ordeal I do appreciate the concept of the novel as a final love letter of sorts but I felt the author could have ended the story much sooner rather than drag out the last two chapters

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Ther; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father Alternately lovesick and ecstatic Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood and the many identities we take on in our lives those we are born with and those we construct for ourselv. Schroder A Novel is both heartrending and magnificent The book is a discerning reflection on fatherhood with contemporary issues that will appeal to men and women alike Eric Kennedy narrates his confession to his estranged wife explaining the circumstances of kidnapping their daughter for six daysBy falsifying an application to a New Hampshire summer camp fourteen year old Schroder not only rewrites his childhood but also changes his name to something New England acceptable Eric Kennedy After marrying stunning deeply moral Laura their daughter Meadow is born Happy marriage soon turns to separation Laura having custody of Meadow Kennedy deludes himself with dreams of reconciliation even though his visitation rights are consistently diminishing Eric is caught He can t enter a custody battle because there are no records to substantiate his fabricated past His lawyer advises him to be on the offensive and file for divorce and custody of Meadow An independent evaluation proves unfavorable toward himEric views his subseuent abduction of six year old Meadow as an adventure at Lake George This is the first time this year than I haven t felt like jumping off a bridge p70 He steals a car and decides to drive to Canada putting his daughter in the trunk and using his German passport It dawns on him that he has kidnapped her Does he return to Albany and face her mother and the conseuences of his actionsAuthor Amity Gaige began writing at age seven Her 2005 novel O My Darling won her the distinguished honor of 5 Under 35 by the National Book Foundation The Folded World published in 2007 won ForeWord Book of the Year among numerous other awards Gaige has also written for O Magazine and The Literary ReviewThe special uality of Schroder a Novel is that it is both offbeat and whimsical with an alluring main character and premise we should frown upon Instead we are drawn into a world that Amity Gaige makes irresistible Although the main character is flawed Gaige makes you fall in love with him and feel for his pain I highly recommend the book for any discerning reader s bookshelf Schroder will appeal to mainstream fiction readers but also sophisticated lovers of literary fictionReviewed by Holly Weiss author of Crestmont

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Attending a New England summer camp young Eric Schroder a first generation East German immigrant adopts the last name Kennedy to easily fit in a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course Schroder relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain Vermont with his six year old daughter Meadow in an. I am reading the galley of my sister s new novel I predict that it s going to be huge and Brad Pitt is going to produce and star in the movie version


10 thoughts on “Schroder

  1. says:

    BlehNot bad But nothing to call home aboutOr make foam aboutOr write a poem about Which I just did But not really Because it wrote itself This was an interesting concept for a novel but it never achieved lift off for me I kept waiting for some revelations that would have made it worth my effort but I never got to find out what I wanted to know The narrator remains cagey right through to the endSCHRODER is a road novel

  2. says:

    I am reading the galley of my sister's new novel I predict that it's going to be huge and Brad Pitt is going to produce and star in the movie version

  3. says:

    I thought this was brilliant Such a strange story but it is so well written and the complicated characters so full

  4. says:

    Despite the horrible title the uninspiring front cover picture and the terrible blurb on the back of the book the blurb on GR is actually pretty decent this is an excellent book It's the kind of book that from reading page one I knew it was going to be wonderful and sat down to enjoy a great ride I ripped through it in about two hou

  5. says:

    I normally do not take the time to comment on the books I read because others express my thoughts much elouently than I might do them justice However given my 1 star rating I felt it necessary in this instance I stumbled across the intriguing synopsis for Schroder on so I ordered it and immediately started reading upon its arrival A

  6. says:

    The cover of this book does not do it justice in my opinion The story was mesmerizing believable and had well developed characters The main character a father and husband is an unreliable narrator having led a deceitful life I would almost d

  7. says:

    Although this sounds like a simple tale a father kidnapping his eight yr old daughter not a spoiler as it clearly states this in the book description0 this novel is anything but simple When we hear on the news that a father has kidnapped one of his children our first thought is to automatically condemn the father feel sympathy with

  8. says:

    Schroder A Novel is both heartrending and magnificent The book is a discerning reflection on fatherhood with contemporary issues that will appeal to men and women alike Eric Kennedy narrates his confession to his estranged wife explaining the circumstances of kidnapping their daughter for six daysBy falsifying an application to a New Hampshire summer camp fourteen year old Schroder not only rewrites his childhood but al

  9. says:

    Eric Kennedy – nee Erik Schroder – needs a life he can revise In ways he embodies The American Tragedy written by Dreiser over a century ago; he has come to the land of opportunity and reinvention to find a new selfIn so

  10. says:

    wwwblackbifocalscomSchroder Ohhhhhhhh this book It’s so so so incredible It is a newly published book and I guarantee it will be making many appearances on Best of 2013 book lists Schroder is the story of a desperate man who kidnaps his daughter amid an acrimonious separation from his wife who has left him The story is written in the first person by Eric Kennedy in the form of a letter to his estranged wife as he sits in jail