Reviewed by the librarian Faye Weston; Faye delivers “This is a wonderful journey into another place, another culture: that of the North American Indians. It is a challenging read, rich in detail of customs, nature and language. The dialect being fully explained, helps to create an atmosphere so absorbing that it lingers long after the book is finished.”
The storytelling of “Chétan” was narrated through the Native American spirit voice of a Shawnee Elder, to challenge the intelligent mind to walk in the shoes of another, even if only for a fleeting moment in time. The Shawnee language lifts from turning pages as the songbird’s voice, flitting from chapter to chapter as the honeyeater wiskilo'tha gathers sweet nectar from opening blooms.
The book cover artwork for “Chétan” is by the artist and sculptor Marianne “Caroselli” James, renowned in many art museums in The States, the title of “Caroselli’s” artwork is “Sacred Chief”. The design for the trade paperback layout is by Stacy L. King and has been entered by the publisher Mundania Press in the QUASAR book cover awards given yearly. A book cover, which speaks clearly of the story between turning pages, a story, heavily researched from histories turning pages. “Chétan” is a timeless tale to carry to the hearts of future generations to come.
“Do not tell me, show me that I may see.” To read the story of “Chétan” is to be drawn into a world of beauty through Native American cultures and traditions; to learn the meaning of honor and respect; to see visions carry from the depths of spirituality. A message as old as time itself; lessons are still to be learned. Bounds have been set between native people, between cultures, between nations, between beliefs and expectations. As woven strands of the spider's web, one thread binds all-- To protect that which is sacred to the heart.
The storyteller, Pamela Faye, weaves an intricate web glistening with dewdrops from the rising sun, while the haze of Indian Summer lifts to the spirit fires of the creator of all things. It is Mother Earth who sighs with whispering breath to carry her message through the disgruntled rustle of leaves in ti-qui. Will her children ever hear? … Not until rivers of blood soak into the earth and the whiteness of bones lie in silent graves.
Ingram's US & UK Distribution deliver the Native American novel "Chétan!" worldwide. Published by traditional publishers Mundania Press, Cincinnati, Ohio. ISBN: 1-59426-076-1. The author Pamela Faye is the Arts Editor and Marketer for the Australian company Rolling Seas Promotions Pty Ltd.
“Chétan” is one story not to be missed.
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