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Riverman: An American Odyssey


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The riveting true story of Dick Conant, an American people hero who, over the course of greater than 20 years, canoed solo 1000’s of miles of American rivers – after which disappeared close to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.Thisbook “incorporates all the pieces: journey, thriller, travelogue, and unforgettable characters” (David Grann, best-selling writer of Killers of the Flower Moon).For many years, Dick Conant paddled the rivers of America, overlaying the Mississippi, Yellowstone, Ohio, Hudson, in addition to innumerable smaller tributaries. These solo excursions have been epic feats of planning, perseverance, and bodily braveness. On the identical time, Conant collected folks wherever he went, creating an enormous community of associates and acquaintances who would without end keep in mind this good and charming man even after a single assembly.Ben McGrath, a workers author at The New Yorker, was a kind of folks. In 2014 he met Conant by likelihood simply north of New York Metropolis as Conant paddled down the Hudson, headed for Florida. McGrath wrote a broadly learn article about their encounter, and when Conant’s canoe washed up just a few months later, with none signal of his physique, McGrath got down to discover the folks whose lives Conant had touched – to seize a outstanding life lived far outdoors the staid confines of contemporary existence.Riverman is a shifting portrait of a fancy and engaging man who was as troubled as he was charismatic, who struggled with psychological sickness and self-doubt, and was in the end unable to trend a steady life for himself; who traveled alone and but thrived on connection and introduced numerous folks collectively in his wake. Additionally it is a portrait of an America we hardly ever see: a nation of unconventional characters, small river cities, and long-forgotten waterways.