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Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun

von Wallis, Velma   (Autor)

"A wonderful read. Wallis's writing is simple yet rich...The story delivers a message of overcoming hardship, of being true to yourself even when it is the most difficult thing to do." ? West Coast Review of Books With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, was translated into 16 languages, went on to international success. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition. Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom.

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"A wonderful read. Wallis's writing is simple yet rich...The story delivers a message of overcoming hardship, of being true to yourself even when it is the most difficult thing to do." ? West Coast Review of Books

With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, was translated into 16 languages, went on to international success. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition.

Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom. 

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VELMA WALLIS and her husband, Jeffrey, who have lived offthe land intermittently for much of their lives by hunting, fishing,and trapping, divide their time between Fairbanks and FortYukon, Alaska. They have two children. 

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Medium: Buch
Format: Kartoniert
Seiten: 228
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: September 1997
Auflage: Harperperennial
Maße: 203 x 127 mm
Gewicht: 279 g
ISBN-10: 0060977280
ISBN-13: 9780060977283

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