By Yuri Rytkheu
“Rarely has humanity’s courting to nature been so fantastically and vividly depicted. A Dream in Polar Fog is either stylish and interesting and likewise serves as a dwelling anthropology of a long past international. It accomplishes every thing a singular should.”––Neal Pollack
A Dream in Polar Fog is immediately a cross-cultural trip, an ethnographic chronicle of the Chukchi humans, and a politically and emotionally charged Arctic experience story.
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Toko came closer, discussed something with his companions, and looked over at John. The latter could make out something akin to a smile on that face, dark like the cover of an old leather armchair. He returned the smile, drawing back his cold-numbed lips with difficulty. “Look, he’s laughing,” Toko remarked with surprise, pointing with his finger. ” Orvo replied. “He’s a person, too. And if he can smile, it must mean that he’s not doing so badly as all that. Maybe we’ll deliver him safely to Anadyr’ after all, and get the Winchesters in exchange .
Three days, you’ll be climbing toward the pass,” Il’motch was saying, almost without moving his lips. “Three days and three nights out in the freezing wind, without shelters, without firewood, without deep snow. ” Licking tobacco juice off the pipe stem, Il’motch finally passed it to Armol’. The young man gripped it convulsively, and drew in deeply. When it was Toko’s turn, Il’motch was continuing in a normal tone: “The white man needs to be taken to Anadyr’, there’s nothing you can do about that.
Into the hole she lowered the puppy’s remains and the severed hands of the white man. “Hands and bones . ” Kelena was chanting. “Only hands and bones. The white man will go back to his land. Maybe they will make new hands for him there, but these that stay here, let them be no trouble for our people. We are tundra people, and our life is different to his, whose hands remain here. They will lie in peace under the snow, and in the spring, when the sun digs them out again, the crows will come and do with them as is their custom.
A Dream in Polar Fog by Yuri Rytkheu