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Author McCandless, Carine.

Title The wild truth / Carine McCandless.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  979.8 McC    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 277 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Source NBK 1/15 PPL
Summary "The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris's life and his journey has not yet been told--until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part I. Worth -- Part II. Strength -- Part III. Unconditional Love -- Part IV. Truth -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Author's Note.
Subject McCandless, Christopher Johnson, 1968-1992 -- Family.
McCandless, Christopher Johnson, 1968-1992.
McCandless, Carine.
Adventure and adventurers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Biography.
Abused children -- United States -- Biography.
Dysfunctional families -- United States -- Biography.
Child abuse -- United States.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse.
ISBN 9780062325143

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