The Stranger in the Woods

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It's a remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods for 27 years! Michael Finkel, author of the new book The Stranger in the Woods, joined us to share the incredible tale. In 1986, a shy and intelligent 20-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Based on interviews with Knight himself, The Stranger in the Woods is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life.

  • Book Event
  • Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland

For more information, visit Michael's website.