The Crow Who Tampered With Time
By Lloyd Ratzlaff
In this collection of essays, Lloyd Ratzlaff brings the prairie landscape to life through a capacious imagination charged with wonder and the gentle irony of an awareness tempered by time and love. Ratzlaff connects with the challenges posed by scepticism and belief, countering both the cynicism and doctrinairism of contemporary life with a renewed praise of the profound depths of the spirit and the natural world.
“The Crow Who Tampered With Time blossoms with essays that find radiance and coherence in a world (both natural and human) which formal religious dogma has forgotten. A visionary humility, and an original, engaging voice make these essays and recollections both accessible and wonder-filled . . . This is a book of exquisite imagery, humorous observation, breathtaking honesty and profound insight. The essays pulse with emotional poignancy . . . This “small” book carries within its pages the expansiveness of the Prairie sky — it changes and deepens at each look.” – All Lit Up
“Ratzlaff . . . evokes the spiritual growth in the natural world, without succumbing to the trendy, the trite and the obvious reflections that the phrase “spiritual growth” could threaten.” – Erling Friis-Baastad, Books in Canada