By Wendy Jane Henson
David Turnbull, an American Indian physician, returns to his reservation for the funeral of his beloved grandmother. Facing again the bitter existence from which he escaped fifteen years ago, he learns his alcoholic father was swindled by a conniving neighbor, and his fragmented family soon will lose everything they own. In his struggle to save them, he persuades his father to embrace sobriety, makes peace with his bereft mother, and saves his reckless brother from a brush with death. By healing the rift with his family and renewing ties to his people, David gains a new image of himself as a man, an Indian and a physician.