Eleven-year-old Peter, uncommunicative and tough, winds up in an institution for delinquent boys. Pursued by constant fear of an unnamed evil, he escapes the institution, running deep into the forests of British Columbia. There Peter encounters an old Indian, the Dreamspeaker, who, through powers of the Indian spirit world, helps him face his fears. But for Peter, it may be too late.
"First Avon printing, October, 1981"--Verso of title leaf. Gibson Literary Award, 1978.
Schimmel Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2016 by Caroline F. Schimmel.