“Love of Life” by Jack London

It’s Turkey Week! So, I thought a story about food would be good. But this story is about the lack of food. It is said the plot in “Love of Life” was found in the real-life events in Alaska that London read about in a newspaper. One where a gold hunter with a badly sprained ankle barely made it to a populated area. Another where a gold miner got lost and almost died. The facts about food hoarding and mania about food that haunts a person who experiences extreme hunger, London found in Lieutenant Greeley’s book about his polar expedition. But the will to live… that part was all London. Happy Thanksgiving, listeners!

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