Carine McCandless, sister to Chris McCandless, has recently announced plans to publish a memoir that will shed light on the Into the Wild protagonist’s troubled family background.
Chris McCandless made headlines in 1992 when he eschewed the comforts and confines of society to live by himself in Alaska, where he eventually died. The book Into the Wild—as well as the film adaptation of the same name—details his journey to and time in the Alaskan wilderness, where he spent his last few days.
Her memoir will chronicle what she described in a statement as the McCandless children’s “dysfunctional” family life, according to the New York Times.
“In the decades since Chris’ death, my half-siblings and I have come together to find our own truth, and build our own beauty in his absence,” she said. “In each other, we’ve found absolution, as I believe Chris found absolution in the wild before he died.”
The New York Times reports that Carine McCandless will release her memoir The Wild Truth via HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins, in the fall of 2014.