Crosswinds: Past, Present and Future Combine
Terra is a cultural anthropologist from Boston who travels the world in search of unknown civilizations to bring them to life for others who cannot travel. Always, she has been on the outside looking in at the villages she visits. She records their way of life, language, and interactions, without interfering with their way of life. In a tiny village in Arizona, this all changes. A woman’s death leaves her with two young children to raise on her own. As a non-tribal member, she cannot take them off reservation without other members along for the trip. The village elder persuades her into the center of crumbling village politics. Her knowledge of multiple cultures leads her to want to save this village in any way possible. In so doing, it becomes the home she longed for, and had never found, in all her cross-continental travels.
Romance: Alluded to.
Violence: Light. Anger and fear.
POV Characters: Terra
Length: 166 pages 43,060 words
Publication date: May 12, 2014.
A phrase from Keama that no longer fits in the novella: “Words in the mouth of a child slash and swipe like swords. If adults don’t quickly react, these children will become adults with sworded tongues.”
Available as a print and large print book through Create Space on:
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