The Resource The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel

The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel

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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
Title
The stranger in the woods
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
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by Michael Finkel
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Language
eng
Summary
"For readers of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude--the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed, but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world. A riveting story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded"--Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 974.1/22043092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, by Michael Finkel
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"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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22 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781101875681
Lccn
2016029910
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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  • SALBT
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  • (SKY)sky283211017
  • 1256307
  • 1280182

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