Being Henry David
Date: May 2019
Duration: 6 hours 24 minutes
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. 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.
Cover used with permission of Albert Whitman & Company. Design by Nick Tiemersma. Cover images courtesy of Veer.