Amazon Woman

Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and My Quest to Kayak the Largest River from Source to Sea
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Author(s): Darcy Gaechter
Genre: Sports, Self Help
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Product Number: DD50142
Released: Apr 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781690591474
Narrator/s: Laura Jennings
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Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, this narrative 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 Gaechter’s thirty-fifth 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 blistering 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 plant. 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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Amazon Woman
Product Number: BX00285018
Product Number:DD50142
Product Number:Z100111463

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Author(s): Darcy Gaechter
Narrator(s): Laura Jennings
Genre: Sports, Self Help
Product Number Z100111463
Released: Mar 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781690591498

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