In a compelling book that evokes the writings of Thoreau, Muir, and Jack London, Krakauer recounts the haunting and tragic mystery of 22-year-old Chris McCandless who disappeared in April 1992 into the Alaskan wilderness in search of a raw, transcendent experience. His emaciated corpse was discovered four months later. Maps. NPR sponsorship.
""Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama of human yearning.""
--New York Times
""A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff.""
""Compelling and tragic...Hard to put down.""
--San Francisco Chronicle
""Engrossing...with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man.""
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
""It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order.""
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