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Flight of the goose : a story of the far north

作者: Lesley Thomas
出版商: Seattle, WA : Far Eastern Press, ©2005.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 小說 : 英語 : 1st ed
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1971, the Alaskan Arctic. "It was a time when much was hidden, before outsiders came on bended knee to learn from the elders. Outsiders came, but it was not to learn from us; it was to change us. There was a war and a university, an oil company and a small village, all run by men. There was a young man who hunted geese to feed his family and another who studied geese to save them. And there was a young woman who  再讀一些...
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資料類型: 小說
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Lesley Thomas
ISBN: 0967884217 : 9780967884219
OCLC系統控制編碼: 61120629
注意: Novel.
描述: 430 p. ; 23 cm.
責任: [Lesley Thomas].

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1971, the Alaskan Arctic. "It was a time when much was hidden, before outsiders came on bended knee to learn from the elders. Outsiders came, but it was not to learn from us; it was to change us. There was a war and a university, an oil company and a small village, all run by men. There was a young man who hunted geese to feed his family and another who studied geese to save them. And there was a young woman who flew into the world of spirits to save herself ..." So relates Kayuqtuq Ugungoraseok, "the red fox". An orphan traumatized by her past, she seeks respect in her traditional Inupiat village through the outlawed path of shamanism. Her plan leads to tragedy when she interferes with scientist Leif Trygvesen, who has come to research the effects of oil spills on salt marshes - and evade the draft. Told from both Kayuqtuq's and Leif's perspectives, Flight of the Goose is a tale of cultural conflict, spiritual awakening, redemption and love in a time when things were, to use the phrase of an old arctic shaman, "no longer familiar."

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