trilogy is not a general interest book about Yurok Indians, northcoast
terrain and history, salmon, and redwoods. Instead, it is a multi-layered
nonfiction novel. It is Literature, Story, with real characters,
setting, plot, historical background, beginnings and endings, and
narrative style. Although none of my dialogue is fictionalized,
but rather derives from records and memories, interviews and sources.
Myth, which best reflects the psyche of a people, is employed throughout.
And throughout, its Indian and White Participants and Witnesses,
as well as Narrator, myself, interact not only with each other,
but with terrain and history, salmon and redwood.
So that you
get some idea as to my narrative style and where I am coming from,
please check out the first chapter of Book I: "A View from
the Parking Lot".