Land of Echoes
by Daniel Hecht Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 1582344736
Rating: 7/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
Do you believe in ghosts or in possession by a ghost? Do you believe some trauma may linger after someone has died? If so, you will enjoy this terrific tale of just that. A teenage Navajo boy is showing the classic symptoms of possession when the private school owner, Julieta McCarty, asks paranormal psychologist Dr. Cree Black to help. Cree is hesitant at first, but with the urging of an old friend and mentor, she agrees to try. Cree finds the case more complex than she imagined and, adding to the problem, are the cross cultural beliefs of the boy's family which must be considered. She actually sees the ghost as it is trying to take over the body of the boy at one point. The question of the ghost's identity causes innumerable problems as it could be the spirit of a dead businessman, a murdered Navajo man, or some unhappy ancestor. A fascinating look at old beliefs as they are held in the present world, at the endless variety of possible ghosts, all set in the lovely and desolte landscape of the Navajo lands. Highly recommended as a read anyone will enjoy with its blend of the supernatural and what we know as reality. A story guaranteed to keep you reading.