I Heard the Owl Call My Name | Critical Essay by Jennifer Farley Smith

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A small fishing village on the edge of the Canadian wilderness is the stage for ["I Heard the Owl Call My Name," a] shining parable about the reconciliation of two cultures and two faiths.

When 27-year-old Mark Brian arrives in the Indian village of Kingcombe to take up his first ministry, he enters a world poised between the ways of the ancestral Cedar-man and those of a Christian God. He quickly takes the measure of their way of life: an enduring harmony with nature, the diminishing vitality of their traditions as they cope with the present. He shares in the tragedies which inevitably occur when white man's civilization makes claims upon the Kwakiutls' small society….

Margaret Craven … has written a memorable first novel, one which is proving to be the sleeper of this season. Her writing glows with delicate, fleeting images and...

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