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By Kathryn Streletz, Pete Rutkowski

Author note: Pete Rutkowski (Illustrator)
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At the flip of the millennium, Kathryn “Mothra” Streletzky confronts dying and the that means of existence either off and on the river. This ebook finds the wondrously unusual and compelling occasions that introduced this whitewater kayaker to the Monroe Institute for the 1st time.

Mothra's global has been ripped broad open. Her buddy Scott drowned at the day she was once to satisfy him, and her sister has been clinically determined with an extraordinary, incurable illness. Kayaking wild rivers deals the sensation of transcendence in addition to the specter of oblivion. She'll take both one. Escaping to Mexico for the vacations, Mothra spends a grueling day and an unforeseen evening in a distant river canyon. notwithstanding she doesn't think in existence after dying, her pal Scott "visits" and can provide an odd message. Is her brain enjoying methods or might this be actual?

Join Mothra's experience quest either off and on the river, as she discovers a brand new standpoint that might ease her discomfort and support her sister decide on lifestyles over time.

Monroe Institute Outreach Facilitator, Kathryn Streletzky had six associates die in river injuries in the course of a 12 months interval. She herself nearly drowned simply months earlier than her Gateway Voyage.

A contemporaneous checklist of the whitewater occasions during this tale are available within the rec.boats.paddle newsgroup records at Google. the tale of her Gateway Voyage can in basic terms be came across right here.

Kathryn now lives and creates in Monterey, California. She paddles her kayak at the ocean now, and infrequently ventures again on a wild river.

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