Booklist reviews The Third Bank of the River in its May 15h issue: “Arnold pulls few punches in this sobering account of the unfolding genocidal threat, adding another dark layer to the urgent story environmentalists are already telling about how the logging of rain forests is playing a drastically destructive role in climate change."
In the June issue of Men's Journal, Chris talks with J.R. Sullivan about capitalism and crime in the Amazon rain forest.
"The Third Bank of the River chronicles [Arnold's] three-year effort to understand the Amazon as it exists today," writes Sullivan. "Through exhaustive research and firsthand reporting, he reveals how drug lords, loggers, politicians, and tribe leaders have shaped the region, weaving together stories hundreds of years old and others he watched unfold, and explores the myriad of issues facing the people who live there."
You can read the full article here.
"Arnold draws much-needed attention to crime without punishment in a remote―but not invisible―part of the world," writes Kirkus of The Third Bank of the River.
Read the full pre-publication review here.
"Arnold draws on his extensive reporting in the Brazilian Amazon and joins it with history, memoir, and travel writing in this well-crafted debut," writes Publisher's Weekly. "The reader leaves with a newfound understanding of the diversity, complexity, and corruption to be found in the modern Amazon."
Read the first pre-publication review of The Third Bank of the River in this week's issue of Publishers Weekly.
Chris Feliciano Arnold sold his debut, The Third Bank of the River: Life and Death in the 21st-Century Amazon, to P.J. Horoszko at Picador, who preempted world rights from Richard Florest of Rob Weisbach Creative Management. The book is a work of narrative nonfiction combining literary reportage, travel writing, and memoir. Arnold has contributed to Harper’s, the Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times;