Vollman’s Seven Dreams: First Dream

II. BLACK HANDS, OR HOW THE SKRAELINGS PUT THE WHITE-SHIRT ON

WTV has brought the story to Greenland, to Vinland, to the engagement with the indigenous peoples: The Skraelings. WTV decides The Skraelings deserve a closer look. Back to before 30,000 BC. In the beginning was….Elder Brother and Younger Brother. Of his origin, Elder Brother knew nothing. The ice had always been there, and he had always been on the ice. A time before consciousness he could not remember. There was only Self and Other. Other was Younger Brother who had come up through a seal hole in the ice. Maybe that was how he had come into existence? [more]

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