Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
A gripping adventure about a group of suburban canoeists who are attacked by hillbillies and have to fight for their lives.
Dickey also wrote the screenplay for (and has a small part in) the memorable John Boorman film with Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds.
Hehad achieved national prominence as a poet; this was his first novel.
Previous owner name, otherwise excellent.