FICTION

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Another Giant World

By Eileen "ike" West

Ike West’s latest novel, Another Giant World (UK 2018) highlights an urban youth and tribal grandmother uprooted about the same time. They find each other in unlikely circumstances, and grow to appreciate the mystic resources they share.

Fiction for Young Readers – And Old Souls on the Search
for ‘Big Picture’ (think GIANT!) Truths

Another Giant World explores:

  • Cross cultural relations
  • Grandmotherly wisdom
  • American native/tribal perspectives
  • Earth-based spiritual interaction on the high desert
  • Early adolescent development and ‘coming of age’
  • Sibling and family dynamics

Excerpt from ANOTHER GIANT WORLD Author's Notes:

“I spend many hours in the small world of my office at home in the Texas hill country. I call the small room a world because the walls and ceiling are splashed with posters, news clippings, magazine articles and postcards. One card is very special to me. It sits at eye level whenever I’m at my desk. On it is a photograph of a potbellied Kachina molded of clay. He has a broken horn on one side of his head and a needle and thread in his hands, seemingly ready to mend it. Neither the sculptor nor photographer’s names are anywhere printed on the card. After years of being in the dark about the injured Kachina and his origins, I began spinning my own web of possibilities, and the tales I imagined grew into this book. Long ago I learned from the Grandmothers that when an artist makes a beautiful thing, she also births a spirit that – through the art – can experience life on earth. In that way artists are powerful conjurers. And what is made in the creative process holds power and magic too. So, without dithering, I wish to thank the Kachina on my post card for sharing his spirited story.”                                      ———ike West

The Book’s Back Cover:
An Overview of the Story

When Sullivan Walker’s parents moved their family from a cosmopolitan Minnesota city to a small village in the Arizona desert,
Sully decided life couldn’t get any worse. Added to that, his little sister Beth is the most annoying person on earth and her new friend, an old tribal Grandmother, the weirdest. Sully wants nothing to do with either of them. There were no other kids to play with, so as he had no friends, he opted to spend the summer exploring the desert instead. And this is when Sully’s adventures began.

Away From Hannah's Castle

By Eileen "ike" West

Ike’s debut novel, Away From Hannah’s Castle (USA and NL 2006) sweeps readers into the consciousness of one tribal woman who travels the cosmos in tandem with Earth.