Margaret E. Murie crafts an engrossing tale of Eskimo life in "Island Between", as she tells the story of Toozak, a young Inuit from Sevuokuk, known today as St. Lawrence Island. In lyrical prose she chronicles Toozak's journey, weaving stories of his life as a hunter with narratives of love and jealousy - and even ancient Eskimo myths - to create a moving tale of early Eskimo culture and the impact of its eventual encounters with other peoples. "Island Between" is a beautifully written novel that explores one man's complex and delicate relationship with the natural environment and his fellow man.
Margaret E. Murie was the first female graduate of the University of Alaska and received an honorary doctorate in 1976.
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