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Riverman: An American Odyssey


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“This quietly profound e-book belongs on the shelf subsequent to Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild.” —The New York TimesThe riveting true story of Dick Conant, an American people hero who, over the course of greater than twenty years, canoed solo hundreds of miles of American rivers—after which disappeared close to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.Thisbook “incorporates every thing: journey, thriller, travelogue, and unforgettable characters” (David Grann, best-selling creator of Killers of the Flower Moon).For many years, Dick Conant paddled the rivers of America, protecting the Mississippi, Yellowstone, Ohio, Hudson, in addition to innumerable smaller tributaries. These solo excursions had been epic feats of planning, perseverance, and bodily braveness. On the identical time, Conant collected individuals wherever he went, creating an unlimited community of pals and acquaintances who would ceaselessly 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 individuals. 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 individuals whose lives Conant had touched—to seize a exceptional life lived far outdoors the staid confines of recent existence.Riverman is a shifting portrait of a posh and interesting 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 individuals collectively in his wake. It’s also a portrait of an America we hardly ever see: a nation of unconventional characters, small river cities, and long-forgotten waterways.