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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel

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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
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The stranger in the woods
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the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit
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by Michael Finkel
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eng
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"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
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Title
The stranger in the woods
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There are three types of hermits in the world, according to Finkel: protesters, pilgrims, and pursuers. But Christopher Knight doesn’t seem to fit any of these categories. So why, at the age of 20, did he drive into a forest in Maine and disappear for 27 years, his only human interaction a single ‘hi’ with a passing hiker? This book uses the incredible but true story of Knight, ‘the last true hermit,’ to explore themes of solitude, introversion and the meaning of life. -- Megan Tristao for LibraryReads
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Biography type
individual biography
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10554525
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 974.122043092
  • 920
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT9991.K65
LC item number
F56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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by Michael Finkel
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel
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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit, by Michael Finkel
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"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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ocn951753785
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
203 p. :
Isbn
9781101875681
Lccn
2016029910

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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