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Soonchild

by Russell Hoban

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In the cold north, when Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs that inspire all newborns from their mother's wombs, he sets out on a quest that takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past.… (more)

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get it. read it. it's lovely. and not a little wise. ( )
  crowspeaks | Oct 16, 2015 |
So cool. Sharp and somehow cozy and mysterious pencil drawings perfectly fit the tone of this book. A very realistically portrayed man, who is a shaman in a village way up in the North, takes a very unusual journey to find the World Songs for his soon to be daughter. ( )
  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
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