A Dream in Polar Fog
A Dream in Polar Fog is at once a cross-cultural journey, anethnographic chronicle of the people of Chukotka, and a politicallyand emotionally charged adventure story. It is the story of JohnMacLennan, a Canadian sailor who is left behind by his ship,stranded on the northeastern tip of Siberia and the story of theChukchi community that adopts this wounded stranger and teaches himto live as a true human being. Over time, John comes to know hisnew companions as a real people who share the best and worst ofhuman traits with his own kind. Tragedy strikes, and wounds arehealed with compassion and honesty as tensions rise and fall.Rytkheu’s empathy, humor, and provocative voice guide us across themagnificent landscape of the North and reveal all the complexityand beauty of a vanishing world.