Books by Peter Rock

Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the author of the novels The Ambidextrist, This is the Place, and Carnival Wolves. Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner


THE SHELTER CYCLE by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Written with a matter-of-fact flatness, the novel becomes indelibly unsettling as it progresses."
A metaphysically haunting, shape-shifting novel that keeps the reader off balance and can't be fully appreciated until its climax. Read full book review >
MY ABANDONMENT by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2009

"A moving evocation of life on the fringes, sparking many questions about our regulated society."
Does Father know best? His teenage daughter is forced to wonder after they're evicted from their city-park cave in this harrowing fifth novel from Rock (Writing/Reed Coll.; The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
THE UNSETTLING by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"A solid representation of this writer's mature work, notable for its detached intensity, but his stories' brevity and randomness will leave many dissatisfied."
Curiously dry, unsympathetic short stories by Utah novelist Rock (The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BEWILDERED by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2005

"Elegantly paranoid but incomplete."
Preteen wasteland meets adult psychosis under rain-swept skies. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE PLACE by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"The vivid vignettes of life in Nevada and Utah notwithstanding, this is a saga with an uncertain focus, some unlikely connections, and a lot, at the end, left unexplained."
 A lonely old man with plenty of answers fixates on a lively young woman filled with questions, with the usual tragic results, in this forced debut from Utah-born Rock. Read full book review >