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by James Dickey

278 pages Reprint edition (October 1994)
Delta; ISBN: 038531387X

Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood.

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

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