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The River Has No Hair
Taking a page from Victorian explorer Richard Francis Burton, J.R. Patterson sets out on Brazil’s São Francisco River — where he’s dragged into darkness.
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About the Journalist
J.R. Patterson was born in Manitoba in 1989 and raised on a beef and grain farm on the Canadian prairies. His experiences as a farm laborer, factory worker, and musician inform much of his writing.
When not writing, he enjoys flying single-engine planes, paddling his folding kayak, and drinking wine.
Together with his partner, Francisca, he divides his time between Canada, Scotland, and Portugal.
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