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The Canyon

By: Jack Schaefer
Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
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Audie Award Finalist, Package Design, 2014

Deep in Cheyenne territory, years prior to the arrival of European settlers, a war-hungry group of Cheyenne Indians meet and plan to attack a rival tribe. One young Cheyenne, Little Bear, refuses to fight. Little Bear has earned admiration for his courage and skill in hunting, but now, as a rite of passage into adulthood, he must spend two weeks alone in the wilds, eating only what nature provides. During this retreat, in the dark of night, he falls precipitously into a deep canyon. Is Little Bear tough enough to survive? An adventure story that unfolds with quiet intensity, The Canyon is a Jack Schaefer classic not to be missed.

First published in 1953, The Canyon was one of Schaefer's personal favorites and is sure to be a favorite of anyone who enjoys westerns.

©1953 Jack Schaefer (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Not your average western

Engagingly told, thought provoking story about one young brave who was a fierce buffalo hunter, but did not want to take part in war parties killing other men. His solo spirit journey is realistically depicted, and his struggles with return to the world of his people speak to any modern person who is finding their way, whether that is through a divorce or a job change or a crisis in religious aspects. The story is very well narrated.

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