Kayaking the Full Moon: A Journey down the Yellowstone River to the Soul of Montana

Kayaking the Full Moon: A Journey down the Yellowstone River to the Soul of Montana

by Steve Chapple
     
 
This chronicle of the author's kayaking trip down the length of the Yellowstone River combines a stirring portrait of Montana and its people with a powerful vision of what an unspoiled America might look and feel like. First serial to New York Times Sunday travel section and the San Francisco Examiner Chronicle.

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This chronicle of the author's kayaking trip down the length of the Yellowstone River combines a stirring portrait of Montana and its people with a powerful vision of what an unspoiled America might look and feel like. First serial to New York Times Sunday travel section and the San Francisco Examiner Chronicle.

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Eloise Kinney
According to Chapple, you can go home again, if only to stop wondering why you ever left. After finding a bloody hypodermic needle in the streets of San Francisco, Chapple and his wife, Ines, aka "the Brazilian," pack up the two boys and the Isuzu and head to his home state of Montana for a late fall kayak trip down the Yellowstone River. When inclement weather, lack of a suitable RV, and a nanny who won't set down her copy of "Silence of the Lambs" interrupt their plans, it's no problem. In fact, Chapple shifts gears so smoothly that it's no bump at all from the icy thrills of kayaking to the more genteel ones of bar hopping, or from the history of Montana to the history of his relationship with his father. Chapple's good-natured energy never wanes, whether he's in a "sweat" with Native Americans or a discussion with a nun about which room Hemingway slept in. Chapple hoped for an adventure and a homecoming when he embarked on his journey. He got both, and readers will savor sharing the experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060168766
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
288

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