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Amazon woman : facing fears, chasing dreams, and a quest to kayak the world's largest river from source to sea / Darcy Gaechter.

Gaechter, Darcy, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
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Bethlehem Main Library 797.122 (Text) 33062009278269 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781643133140
  • ISBN: 1643133144
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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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 Gaetcher'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 were often more challenging to navigate than the mighty river itself. With blistered lips and irradiated fingernails, Darcy would tackle raging Class Five whitewater for twenty-five days straight, barely surviving 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 Asháninka 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.
Subject: Gaechter, Darcy > Travel.
Kayakers > Biography.
Kayaking > Amazon River.
Amazon River > Description and travel.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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