The two young men at the center of Peter Heller's new novel, "The River," come from different backgrounds, but they share a friendship forged on mountain peaks and wild rivers. That friendship is put to the test on a canoe trip in northern Canada. As their journey becomes a suspense-filled drama, the decisions each friend makes will have a profound effect on the other.
MPR News Kerri Miller spoke to award-winning adventure writer Peter Heller, author of "The River," about masculinity, friendships and the wilderness.
Guest: Peter Heller— award-winning adventure writer and author of "The River," in Denver, Colo
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