Book cover for The Stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Stowaway

Author Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.

“Shapiro has rescued from oblivion a wondrous tale of exploration. The Stowaway is a thrilling adventure that captures not only the making of a man but of a nation.”
— David Grann, bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon
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Available January 16, 2018

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The Stowaway is an Indie Next selection for best books in January, 2018.

Book Launch is Sold Out!
January 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm
South Street Seaport Museum, NYC

Join the Seaport Museum, along with Simon & Schuster, Atlas Obscura, and Untapped Cities to celebrate the book launch of Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s new book, The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica. The evening’s conversation will be moderated by Daniel Zalewski, Features Editor at The New Yorker. More info…