A Story as Sharp as a Knife

The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World
Robert Bringhurst
Illustrated by Don Yeomans
Introduced by Margaret Atwood

A revelatory examination of a unique oral culture, published for the first time in the UK.

In her introduction, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood describes A Story as Sharp as a Knife as a ‘book of wonders’, one that ‘opens locked doors, it reveals vistas, it illuminates’. For this Folio edition the Haida artist Don Yeomans was commissioned to create 6 original pieces of artwork, one to sit at the opening of each chapter and a frontispiece. These vibrant images, steeped in Haida culture, along with researched photographs of people, places and artefacts, are another opened door, revealing the rich mythological landscape of the Haida people.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Arno Pro and Cronos Pro

560 pages

Frontispiece and 33 integrated colour and black & white images

Printed endpapers

Blocked slipcase 

10˝ x 6¼˝

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