Mother Earth, Father Sky
In a time before history, in a harsh and beautiful land near the top of the world, womanhood comes cruelly and suddenly to beautiful, young Chagak. Surviving the brutal massacre of her tribe, she sets out across the icy waters off America's northwest coast on an astonishing odyssey that will reveal to Chagak powerful secrets of the earth and sky ... and the mysteries of love and loss.
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Harrison has gone back 9000 years in time to tell the story of Chagak, a young woman who struggles to survive when her family and village are slaughtered by the warlike Short Ones. Her only ally is a ... Read full review
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Aleut Amgigh amulet arms asked baby basket beach began belly beside Big Teeth blood Blue Shell body bride price carving Chagak felt Chagak looked Chagak saw Chagak thought chant chest chigadax child cliffs climbing log cradle Crooked Nose dark dead driftwood eyes face father fingers fire grass Gray Bird hair hands harpoon head heard held hide hunt husband ikyak ikyan Kayugh kelp kill knew laughed legs Little Duck Man-who Man-who-kills mats meat mother mouth moved night oil lamp paddle pain parka Perhaps pulled pushed Red Berry rocks roof hole Samiq sea lion sea otter Seal Stalker sealskin seemed Sees-far shaman Short Shuganan thought skin sleeping place smiled spear spirit spoke squatted stay stone tell told ulaq ulas village voice waited watched waves Whale Hunters whispered White River who-kills wife wind woman woman's knife women words wrapped