When Coyote Howls: A Lavaland Fable. Robert Franklin Gish.

When Coyote Howls: A Lavaland Fable

Univ of New Mexico Pr, August 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #289835
ISBN: 0826315283

First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

One autumn night in Albuquerque's Rio Grande bosque, Coyote threw back his head and found that he could not howl. This story about Coyote's quest to find his lost voice speaks to the need to know our past and to keep it a vital part of our world. To recover his missing howl, Coyote must travel from the river valley west to the lava beds. He receives philosophical counsel and practical advice from the river, the desert, and his fellow creatures. Raven, Jackrabbit, and Roadrunner, Mesa, Cattails, and the Lavaland pictographs of an earlier day all speak to Coyote. Like all Coyote stories, this one uses earthy humor to teach important lessons. Coyote, the figure of wildness and fun, the trickster who has kept a place for himself in the modern West by adapting to life in the suburbs, has a story to tell all of us.

Price: $10.00

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