In April 1992, Christopher McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his body was found by a moose hunter. How and why Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die remains unknown and controversial, but in this gripping biography, Jon Krakauer engages in an immersive act of journalism in his search for answers.