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5.0 out of 5 stars "I saw it then, far off under the Sunless Sky. A grey cliff, white-tipped. A cliff made of water.", 18 Mar. 2011
This review is from: The Gathering Night (Paperback)
A geologically-documented tsunami, a scattering of archaeological evidence, the shamanistic beliefs of hunter-gatherer societies: Elphinstone has used these ingredients to recreate a prehistoric world. Her research is admirable, but even more so is her talent for conjuring up the distant past.

This is a story told around a campfire by people whose relationship to nature is elemental. They have rituals for communicating with the spirits of animals, on whom they depend for survival. They joke with each other. They are capable of tenderness one moment and brutality the next. They seem very different from us and yet, in the end, not so different after all.
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