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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit / Michael Finkel.

Finkel, Michael, author. (Author).
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
NEW-BKS NONFIC 974.122 FINKEL
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31001003211548 Checked out
Bartram Trail Regional Library:
      Taliaferro County Library
BIOGRAPHY B KNIG
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Catoosa County Library System:
      Catoosa County Library
NEW-BKS 974.1220 FINKEL, MICHAEL
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Chattooga County Library:
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Cherokee Regional Library:
      Rossville Public Library
BIOGRAPHY B KNIGHT
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Chestatee Regional Library System:
      Dawson County Library
NONFIC 921 KNIGHT FINKEL
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Coastal Plain Regional Library:
      Tifton-Tift County Public Library
Stacks 974.122043 FINKEL, MICHAEL
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BIOGRAPHY B KNIGHT FINKEL, MICHAEL
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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781101875681
  • ISBN: 1101875682
  • Physical Description: 203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]

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General Note: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Knight, Christopher Thomas, 1965-
Hermits > Maine > Smithfield Region > Biography.
Recluses > Maine > Smithfield Region > Biography.
Thieves > Maine > Smithfield Region > Biography.
Smithfield Region (Me.) > Biography.
Survival > Case studies.
Solitude > Case studies.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Adventurers & Explorers.
NATURE > Ecosystems & Habitats > Forests & Rainforests.
TRAVEL > United States > Northeast > New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Hermits > Maine > Smithfield Region > Biography.
Recluses > Maine > Smithfield Region > Biography.
Survival > Case studies.
Solitude > Case studies.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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