New PDF release: My Paddle to the Sea: Eleven Days on the River of the

By John LANE

ISBN-10: 0820339776

ISBN-13: 9780820339771

ISBN-10: 0820344206

ISBN-13: 9780820344201

Three months after a kinfolk holiday in Costa Rica results in tragedy while fellow rafters die at the flooded Rio Reventazón, John Lane units out with buddies from his personal yard in upcountry South Carolina to calm his nerves and to paddle to the sea.

Like Huck Finn, Lane sees a river trip as a portal to alter, yet in contrast to Twain’s personality, Lane isn’t escaping. He’s getting intimate with the river that flows correct prior his domestic within the Spartanburg suburbs. Lane’s three-­hundred-mile drift journey takes him down the vast River and into Lake Marion prior to carrying on with down the Santee River. alongside the way in which Lane recounts neighborhood background and spars with streamside literary presences such as brain of the South writer W. J. funds; Henry Savage, writer of the Rivers of the United States sequence quantity at the Santee; novelist and Pulitzer Prize–winner Julia Peterkin; early explorer John Lawson; and poet and outside author Archibald Rutledge. Lane ponders the websites of previous cotton turbines; deserted locks, canals, and bridges; ghost cities fallen into decay a century prior to; Indian mounds; American progressive and Civil struggle conflict websites; nuclear energy vegetation; and boat landings. alongside the way in which he encounters a forged of characters Twain himself might envy—perplexed fishermen, catfish clean­ers, river rats, and a trio of drug-addled drifters on a lonely boat dock a day’s paddle from the sea.

By the time Lane and his partners ultimately procedure the sea approximately 40 miles north of Charleston they need to struggle the tide and set a livid velocity. via all of it, paddle stroke through paddle stroke, Lane is reminded why lifestyles and rivers have regularly been wedded together.

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