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Dzelarhons: Mythology of the Northwest Coastby Anne Cameron
Synopses & Reviews
The world is full of magic.
It's everywhere ...
"When I was eight or nine - or maybe ten or eleven - I don't remember for sure now, Klopinum would share her stories with me."
And thus it begins, the long-awaited successor to Anne Cameron's ground-breaking Daughters of Copper Woman. Magic in many incarnations - mischievous, terrifying, benevolent, erotic-suffuses the pages of this extraordinary collection, from the humourous tales of the trickster Raven through the feminist fable of the bearded woman to the myth of the lazy boy who was reared by whales and saved the world, climaxing with the epic story of the mythical superwoman Dzelarhons - First Mother, Frog Mother, Weeping Woman, guardian and teacher of her people.
Praise for Daughters of Copper Woman:
"... an enchanting, uplifting revelation."
". . . startling mix of the exotic, the repellent, and the fantastic ... a unique book, a work thick with substance and extraordinary life."
"... the underlying vision, though tender, has the thrust and the strength of steel."
-Quill & Quire
Over 15,000 copies sold! A collection ranging from humourous tales of Raven the trickster and glutton to the Salish myth of creation.
About the Author
Anne Cameron was born in Nanaimo, BC. She began writing at an early age, starting with theatre scripts and screenplays. In 1979, her film Dreamspeaker, directed by Claude Jutra, won seven Canadian Film Awards, including best script. After being published as a novel, Dreamspeaker went on to win the Gibson Award for Literature. She has published more than 30 books, including the underground classic Daughters of Copper Woman, its sequel, Dzelarhons, novels, stories, poems and legends - for adults and children. Her most recent novels are Family Resemblances, Hardscratch Row, and a new, revised edition of Daughters of Copper Woman. She lives in Tahsis, BC
Table of Contents
Raven and Snipe
Raven Goes Berrypicking
The Bearded Woman
Ta-Naz Finds Happiness
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