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Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World's Largest River from Source to Sea
 

Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World's Largest River from Source to Sea (Hardback)

By Gaechter, Darcy

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  • Pub Date
    24 Mar 20

Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they've imagined. This 148-day journey began on Darcy Ga...etcher's 35th birthday. She sold her successful outdoor adventure business, upsetting her partner and boyfriend of twelve years and getting them both fired in the process. The emotional waters that would fester and erupt on the ensuing journey was often more challenging to navigate than the mighty river itself. With blistering lips and irradiated fingernails, Darcy would tackle raging Class Five whitewater for twenty-five days straight, barely survived a dynamite-filled canyon being prepared for a new hydroelectric plan. She and her two companions would encounter illegal loggers, narco-traffickers, murderous Shining Path rebels, and ruthless poachers in the black market trade in endangered species. They would plead for mercy at the hands of the murderous Ashaninka people who were convinced that they had come to steal their children's organs. In a desperate attempt meant to give her some pretense of control, Darcy even cut off all her hair before entering Peru's notoriously dangerous Red Zone in hopes of passing for a boy and being seen as less of a target. At once a heart-pounding adventure and a celebration of pushing personal limits, Amazon Woman speaks to all of us feeling trapped by our desk-bound, online society. This a story of finding the courage and strength to challenge nature, cultures, social norms, and oneself.
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ISBN 9781643133140
Released NZ 24 Mar 2020
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781643133140
Stock Release date is 24 March 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Pegasus Books
Released 24 Mar 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gaechter, Darcy
Category Biography & Autobiography
Canoeing & Kayaking
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 436g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade

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