New Novel Crackles with Culture Clashes

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A new novel entitled “Navajo Guide” brings together Indian, black and white characters that clash over culture and personality differences.

the ultimate search for self and soul, and that it is based on the psychology of Carl Jung.

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A new novel entitled “Navajo Guide” brings together Indian, black and white characters that clash over culture and personality differences. It is available from the publisher at http://www.Lulu.com.

Author Harold Hoffman, a film maker and advertising executive in Frisco, Texas, says the book is “the ultimate search for self and soul, and that it is based on the psychology of Carl Jung.”

The story is set in the 1960s and takes place in the Canyon de Chelly in northern Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation. John Billy, a young Navajo guide, takes Christi, a photographer, and Claire, an African-American writer, through the Canyon. They are researching a story on the Indians and the Canyon for a leading national magazine. An enemy of John Billy’s, a park ranger, is also involved, and a dangerous bull that escaped from a rodeo is loose in the Canyon.

Hoffman says that the archetypical journey leads to reconciliation and reveals a lot about Navajo history, curing ceremonies, myths and rites. “If you liked ‘Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee,’ you’ll love this book.”

To create the novel, Hoffman says he spent many years studying the psychology of Carl Jung and visiting the Navajos. He acknowledges the advice and assistance of Jungian Analyst Florence Wiedemann, Ph.D, who practices in Dallas, and of a Navajo couple, Cameron and Lorena Charles from New Mexico.

“Navajo Guide” is available from the publisher at http://www.Lulu.com. It can be downloaded on computer or purchased as a hard cover book.

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