Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer

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12 July 2018
9781509877010
282 pages
Synopsis

With an introduction by novelist David Vann

In April 1992, Chris McCandless set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions, and burnt the money in his wallet, determined to live a life of independence. Just four months later, Chris was found dead. An SOS note was taped to his makeshift home, an abandoned bus.

In piecing together the final travels of this extraordinary young man's life, Jon Krakauer writes about the heart of the wilderness, its terribly beauty and its relentless harshness. Into the Wild is a modern classic of travel writing, and a riveting exploration of what drives some of us to risk more than we can afford to lose.

A fascinating story of idealism, fantasy, and the dark side of the wilderness experience

Paul Theroux

Terrifying . . . Eloquent . . . A heart-rending drama of human yearning.

New York Times