- Author: Michael Dorris
A coming-of-age story about a Native American boy at the time of the white settlers' arrival. Angry that his father invited the strangers to their family's special once-a-year celebration, Moss heads out into the woods. While there, he unexpectedly faces his "away time," a rite of passage where Moss must face himself, find a new name and decide what work he will do as an adult. He also must find a new story to tell his people.
But what will Moss find when he heads into the forest? Will he come to accept the strangers as guests?