Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog event hosted by Breaking the Spine that features upcoming releases that we are eagerly awating. Of course, the book I’ve chosen is written by a debut author, and as soon as it comes out, I will DEFINITELY post about it.
Being Henry David by Cal Amristead
Albert Whitman and Company
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
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 is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank 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 to find his way home.
Good news! Albert Whitman and Company approved me for an ARC of this on NetGalley! I’m so pumped! Review will be coming VERY VERY soon!