In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not speak to another human being until three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food.
Reviewed by Ben at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:
Stranger In The Woods offers a fascinating insight into what motivates people in life and how we physically survive and carve out an existence for ourselves. The author, Michael Finkel, was deeply connected to his subject. His obsession with the hermit and the moral ambiguity of the pursuit of the story comes alive on the page as you read. Take my word for it, you'll be completely absorbed by this book.