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I Heard The Owl Call My Name ~ Margaret Craven SIGNED 1973 hardcover DJ autographed

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RARE ~SIGNED!
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Craven, Margaret
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1973. SIGNED by MARGARET CRAVEN : "If there were no readers like you, There would be no writers like me ! Many Thanks, Margaret Craven." Cloth hardcover very good in dustjacket with front flap corner clipped ; upper spine head edge interior re-inforced clear tape NOT VISIBLE exterior ; rubbing and scuffing else all intact; vintage bookshop label rear inside cover bottom edge.

"I Heard the Owl Call My Name is a best-selling 1960s book by Margaret Craven. The book tells the story of a young Anglican vicarnamed Mark Brian who has not long to live, and also who learns about the meaning of life when he is to be sent to a First Nations parish in British Columbia... Mark Brian, a young vicar, is sent to the First Nations village of Kingcome in British Columbia, home to people of the Dzawa̱da̱'enux̱w tribe of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation (who are given the now-archaic name “Kwakiutl” in the book). His bishop sends him, knowing that Mark is suffering from an unnamed, fatal disease, in order to learn life's hard lessons in the time left to him. Mark is unaware of his terminal illness and his bishop does not tell him.
Through various experiences and inter-relationships, Mark learns from the villagers and they from him. By the time he has spent one year there, he considers the small village his home and family, and they consider him part of their tribe.

Mark is about to be recalled by his bishop when he hears the owl call his name, which foretells imminent death according to Kwakwaka'wakw belief. Shortly after, his boat is engulfed in a landslide and he is killed.

The book presents both sympathetic and unsympathetic white characters. Its Dzawa̱da̱'enux̱w characters who have contact with the outside world variously succeed and fail to survive in it. The work is pervaded by a sense that the Dzawa̱da̱'enux̱w culture and way of life is dying as the young increasingly seek to integrate with the outside world."
RARE ~SIGNED!
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Craven, Margaret
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1973. SIGNED by MARGARET CRAVEN : "If there were no readers like you, There would be no writers like me ! Many Thanks, Margaret Craven." Cloth hardcover very good in dustjacket with front flap corner clipped ; upper spine head edge interior re-inforced clear tape NOT VISIBLE exterior ; rubbing and scuffing else all intact; vintage bookshop label rear inside cover bottom edge.

"I Heard the Owl Call My Name is a best-selling 1960s book by Margaret Craven. The book tells the story of a young Anglican vicarnamed Mark Brian who has not long to live, and also who learns about the meaning of life when he is to be sent to a First Nations parish in British Columbia... Mark Brian, a young vicar, is sent to the First Nations village of Kingcome in British Columbia, home to people of the Dzawa̱da̱'enux̱w tribe of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation (who are given the now-archaic name “Kwakiutl” in the book). His bishop sends him, knowing that Mark is suffering from an unnamed, fatal disease, in order to learn life's hard lessons in the time left to him. Mark is unaware of his terminal illness and his bishop does not tell him.
Through various experiences and inter-relationships, Mark learns from the villagers and they from him. By the time he has spent one year there, he considers the small village his home and family, and they consider him part of their tribe.

Mark is about to be recalled by his bishop when he hears the owl call his name, which foretells imminent death according to Kwakwaka'wakw belief. Shortly after, his boat is engulfed in a landslide and he is killed.

The book presents both sympathetic and unsympathetic white characters. Its Dzawa̱da̱'enux̱w characters who have contact with the outside world variously succeed and fail to survive in it. The work is pervaded by a sense that the Dzawa̱da̱'enux̱w culture and way of life is dying as the young increasingly seek to integrate with the outside world."

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