Song of the Father by Ramon Bachty
240 pages, 6 illustrations
The provocative question, "Who am I?" has long shaped the inner and outer journeys of people of all faiths and cultures. For Ramon Bachty, the question is layered with startling complexities. Raised in a family that lives in a remote mountain cave and communicates using only their intuitive sense, he is forced to flee from his home in the wake of a forest fire and enter a world governed by ethics that distract him from his eternal nature, eventually crushing it altogether. Confronted by rejection and prejudice while progressing from one situation to the next, and anguished over a forbidden love, he turns back to the mountain of his youth in an attempt to recapture the unwavering happiness and self-knowledge he once knew.