Nature Power Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225046
Pages: 272
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / SOC002010

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social

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Nature Power
In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Many of the stories in Harry Robinson’s second collection feature the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers” that assist humans and sometimes provide them with special powers. Some tell of individuals who use these powers to heal themselves; others tell of Indian doctors who have been given the power to heal others. Still others tell of power encounters: a woman “comes alive” after death; a boy meets a singing squirrel; a voice from nowhere predicts the future.

Winner 1993 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

“Epic, mesmerizing tales by a great Okanagan storyteller that lift [one] earily and movingly into a different world.”
Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star