Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family

Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family

by Colin Chisholm


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This haunting memoir seeks to define many dimensions of the human drama. Its poetic quality will make you remember this story long after you finish the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882405339
Publisher: Graphic Arts Ctr Pub Co
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,287,832
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chisholm grew up in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. He received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana.

Table of Contents

Family Tree11
Prologue: By the River, 193213
Birthing, 192929
2)Going Back33
The Trading Post, 193240
3)Family Tree43
The Old World, 193051
Leaving Kotlik, 193366
5)Eskimo Dancing75
Winter Potlatch, 187983
6)Drinking Glass89
Moving Upriver, 193399
7)The Meaning of Wine111
Making Fans, 1915125
8)Home to Vashon131
Vashon, 1933-1934140
9)Growing up on Vashon159
Half-Breed, 1945166
10)A Child's Anger171
Liberty Landing, 1934181
11)Things Across the Creek189
Dogs, 1898196
12)Holding on199
Dreams, 1935211
13)Uncle Carl213
Sending the Seals to Sea, 1930218
14)Flight of the Ouzel229
Aivrun, 1914241
15)Looking for Home247
River and Sea, 1909-1931252
Dora's Death, 1931272
On Raven's Back, 1943285
18)Driving East289
Epilogue: the Bogomils299

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