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Tells the stories of children who eat their parents, men who marry rocks, women with iron tales, children who grow antlers, and a shaman who can change into any animal
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Award-winning author Lawrence Millman has written for Smithsonian, National Geographic and for many other publications. His more recent books include Wolverine Creates the World: An Evening Among the Headhunters, and Northern Latitudes.From Publishers Weekly:
In Greenland and Canada's northern territories, folktales center on life's bare necessities: hunting, eating, elimination, reproduction and a Hammurabian justice somewhat tempered by belief in reincarnation. Millman's collectionheard over campfires, on hunting trips, in airports and barsat first seems shockingly violent and crude but eventually reveals the simple beauty of a civilization at one with nature. Some stories are comical, like the one about two men who happily share a wife but fight over their kayak. Others are magical, like the one about the Father of Fish, who sits on a riverbank whittling a stick whose chips turn to fish as they float downstream. And the best rival Aesop's fables, such as the tale about a raven and a seagull, representing the Inuit and the white man, who fight over a piece of meat. (The seagull wins, but by the time he carries off the meat it is rancid.) This is an important work that provides a peek at an endangered civilization.
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