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The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit

Author: Michael Finkel; Mark Bramhall
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography   Book : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bestsellers, New York Times - Nonfiction
Audiobooks
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Christopher Thomas Knight; Christopher Thomas Knight
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Finkel; Mark Bramhall
ISBN: 9781101924921 1101924926 110192490X 9781101924907
OCLC Number: 970664538
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Mark Bramhall.
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Michael Finkel.

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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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