"Soulcatcher" is a compelling story that tackles white-Indigenous relationships and personal struggle, all within a topical and well-paced plotline. Through the white protagonist's skeptical lens, he discovers that Indigenous values, art, and mythology are worthwhile, and have invaluable relevance in contemporary times. He learns these positive concepts need oxygen to ensure they make it beyond our tenuous present times, despite the pitfalls of bias, politics, and prejudice.
This thrilling work of fiction introduces readers to complex characters who in their own way, experience change and growth as the story progresses. Set in southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Ryan is a white man who has recently left his wife Laura. He is incapable of understanding the locals who make themselves comfortable on his new property. Ryan oftentimes is even angry at them for trespassing. Yet, Ryan soon finds out that these people mean so much to the land and the world around them. Their spiritual ties run deep, and eventually both Ryan and Laura witness their supernatural qualities and abilities. Get ready to explore the intricacies of the white and indigenous relationships as this exciting novel blurs the lines between reality and myth.