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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101911532
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

Chris Knight walked into the central Maine woods in 1986 at the age of 20, and didn't talk to another human for 27 years. He survived by stealing whatever he needed from nearby cabins, and by developing some of the most impressive stealth bush-craft skills I've ever read about. He found a niche, and he occupied it. Comprised largely of interviews conducted in jail after Knight's arrest, this book is a fascinating and compelling rumination on what it means to crave solitude in a world that won't leave you alone.