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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Michael Finkel
Title variation
Extraordinary story of the last true hermit
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finkel, Michael
Dewey number
  • 974.1/22043092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT9991.K65
LC item number
F56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knight, Christopher Thomas
  • Hermits
  • Recluses
  • Thieves
  • Smithfield Region (Me.)
  • Survival
  • Solitude
Label
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951753785
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781101875681
Lccn
2016029910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a561537
  • (OCoLC)951753785
Label
The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit, Michael Finkel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951753785
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781101875681
Lccn
2016029910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a561537
  • (OCoLC)951753785

Library Locations

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      27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH, 44145, US
      41.447741 -81.924363
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