Amherst writer Amity Gaige’s new book “Schroder” follows the story of a German immigrant who, as a teen, assumes the name Eric Kennedy, to fit in with his New England peers. He keeps that identity through marriage, divorce, and a custody battle. On a visiting weekend with his daughter meadow, he flees with her on a road trip through the northeast. Gaige spoke recently with NEPR’s Henry Epp about the appeal of creating such a complicated character.
An extended version of the interview between Henry Epp and Amity Gaige: