Dogsong essays

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘The River’. It was published by the Laurel Leaf Library publishing house in the year 1991. This novel depicts the life of the main character named Brian Robenson two years ahead of the first novel. The opening line of the plot of the novel reads, “We want you to do that again”, which seems to change the life of Brian Robenson. Two years before, he was involved in a plane crash and was stranded in the wilderness of Canada alone. He had to strive for 54 days and came out alive with the help of his instincts and a small hatchet. After surviving those difficult days, Brain hopes of never encountering them again. But, he asked by the government to go back to the wilderness and perform his survival tasks again so that it can help the military and the astronauts to learn his survival techniques and use them in difficult situations. However, he will not be going alone this time. A government psychologist named Derek Holtzer will accompany him in the wilderness. He will be observing Brian’s survival techniques, taking notes and reporting back to the government. During the task, they get stuck in a freak storm due to which Derek gets hit by a lightening, thereby falling into coma. Even their radio transmitter becomes dead. Seeing the condition of Derek Brian becomes afraid. He realizes that he needs to take him to a doctor or else he will die of dehydration. Their only hope lies in building a raft and transporting to a trading post a 100 miles down the river. Brian hopes that the map is accurate enough to help them locate the trading post in order to save the life of Derek Holtzer.

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