From the first sparse,engaging paragraphs of this novel I was drawn into the intense hot summers and biting cold winters of Mid-Western Canada. Through the eyes of a young boy(supposedly Mitchell himself),"Who Has Seen The Wind" moves through a decade of changes,tragedies and events in a small prairie town in Saskatchewan.
The deceptively simple prose has hidden depths, the adult characters are as much a part of the action as the child narrator,small town politics and intrigues are humourously told but the sharper,darker edges are always there in the shadows.
Mitchell reminds me very much of the Norwegian master Hamsun but with a strong anglo-celtic,not Nordic,streak to his superb narrative.
Highly recommended for another view of North America, not the over-subscribed and over hyped United States one!>