Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill.
Title HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition Second Printing
Publisher Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970
0773501029 / 9780773501027
Illustrator Germaine Arnaktauyok.
Seller ID 28692
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.