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If you have not experienced D. Dauphinee’s compassionate writing style you are in for a real treat. Just like he did so skillfully in “When You Find My Body,” Dauphinee treats a difficult topic with compassion and grace. Based on real events, this is the story of three Harvard students trekking through Peru in 1985 seeking adventure and knowledge. During this time period an infamous terrorist group, Shining Path, was active in Peru. While the horrific acts that are committed by Shining Path are a pivotal part of this story, Dauphinee’s descriptions are crafted to give the reader a sense of horror without over-sensationalizing them… – Amazon Review
From Harvard Yard to the Andes, a story of discovery, love, and loss.”
In 1985, three Harvard archaeology graduate students travel to Peru for a backpacking trip to seek adventure, culture, and historic sites. While exploring undiscovered Incan ruins on the remote, eastern frontier of the old empire, the friends witness an unspeakable crime. Their enchanting trip becomes a primal fight for survival.
The three friends must come to terms with their experiences, and each student’s recovery and healing process becomes intensely personal and continues for decades.
This is a story of exploration, endurance, and the cruelty of lost love.
In his new novel, Dee Dauphinee, author of When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail and Highlanders Without Kilts, takes readers on a true adventure, immersing them in a backpacking expedition into remote parts of the Andes. Dauphinee guides the readers from the preparation and logistics of the excursion through its long, dirty, sweaty, reality — warts and all.
About the Author
Dee Dauphinee is an American author of novels, biographies, and essays. His writing has gained a following with readers interested in the out-of-doors, history, travel, human interest, fly fishing, and the construction of essays.
Born with wanderlust in Bangor, Maine, once old enough, he hit the road west with a guitar, one duffle bag, a light nylon parka and (according to the journal from that year) eighty-seven dollars. A photographer, a farmer, a fishing & mountaineering guide, a semi-pro wide receiver, and trained as a surgical first-assistant, for more than twenty years, he was “in the right places at the right times.” He found whatever devices he could to travel the world. Photography and mountaineering were the keys.
Living in Jackson, Wyoming in the 1980s was Heaven, he recalls…he was climbing or fly fishing every second he could. Eventually, he learned that being only an average photographer, if he was willing to crawl on his belly for a mile in the mud, or not be adverse to being in harm’s way to get an image, photography might take him places. It did; to places like El Salvador, Peru, the Arctic, Honduras, Europe, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Ecuador, Jordan, the UK, Panama, and many places in between.
No matter what he was doing, or where he was going, he was always in the company of a book, a journal, and a fly rod. When he wasn’t taking pictures or interviewing people, he rigged-up his old Sage fly rod and fished every watery ditch that might hold fish. Now he writes about those experiences.
Dee has had four books published; “Stoneflies & Turtleheads,” a collection of fly fishing essays from Maine and around the world, “The River Home,” a novel, and “Highlanders Without Kilts,” a “poignant telling of a storied Canadian battalion’s odyssey during the Great War.” –Alan Cameron, Founding CEO & Producer, Veterans Voices of Canada. “When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian trail,” was released by Rowman & Littlefield on June 1st, 2019.
He is currently working on another novel, and a beginner’s guide to fly casting.
Dee lives in Bradley, Maine, with his wife and two children, who all hike and fish.
Join Dee on his website: ddauphinee.com
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