First published in 1967, this classic story of a young man’s journey into the Pacific Northwest is as relevant today as ever. Here amid the grandeur of British Columbia stands the village of Kingcome, a place of salmon runs and ancient totems – a village so steeped in time that, according to Kwakiutl legend, it was founded by two brothers left on earth after the great flood. Yet in this Eden of such natural beauty and richness, the old culture under attack – slowly being replaced by a new culture of prefab houses and alcoholism. Into this world, where an entire generation of young people has become disenchanted and alienated from their heritage, comes Mark Brian, a young vicar sent to the small isolated parish by his church. This is his journey of discovery – a journey that will teach him about life, death, and the transforming power of love.