Canada, 1971. Terry is a thirteen year old boy who grew up with a sickly mother and an abusive stepfather. All his life Terry wished that his real father would come along and save them from the dark and violent nightmare he and his mother were living in. When nothing happened and Terry saw his mother succumb to her illness, Terry’s one desire is to kill his stepfather. However, life had other plans for Terry. Someone has tracked his father down and a new friend is helping Terry along on the road of healing and building a new life in the safe place of his ancestors – the Haidas of the Raven clan.
Gift of the Raven is a beautiful story of a young boy’s journey toward finding healing, his identity and the place of belonging.
I recommend it.