An Athabaskan Indian Legend from Alaska
In her spellbinding second book, the award-winning author interweaves two classic Athabaskan legends set in ancient central Alaska. This is the story of two rebels who break the strict taboos of their communal culture in their quests for freedom and adventure. Readers will be captivated by this profound myth about two young people who wander far from their culture's deeply held traditions and eventually must find a way to come home again. Wallis's first book, TWO OLD WOMEN, is an international best-seller, translated into seventeen languages.
"A wonderful read. Wallis's writing is simple yet rich . . . The story delivers a message of overcoming hardship, of being true to yourself even when it is the most difficult thing to do."
--West Coast Review of Books
"Wallis's taut, visual prose brings vibrant new life to these ancient stories."
"A riveting story...BIRD GIRL AND THE MAN WHO FOLLOWED THE SUN won't be forgotten easily. Their story will haunt the nights. A stunning book."
--Small Press magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Velma Wallis is one of Alaska's best-known authors. She and her family divide their time between Fairbanks and Fort Yukon, a remote village near the confluence of the Yukon and Porcupine rivers.