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Michael Finkel: The Stranger in the Woods


In 1986, 20-year old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next 27 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in seclusion for so many years. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, "The Stranger in the Woods" gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.