I can showy you the way life should be in our minds."" says The Man Who Gave Thunder, a Misty allegorical figure who drifts in the First and Second Worlds, pursuing the meaning of it all. The author, inspired by a Taos Indian's story, has woven his Thread into a slippery narrative about the people of the Sun House Moon, the Four Things That Are Heard, and Water Running Backwards. ""There is a time to speak and a time not to betray the silence. . . . Sometimes it is just the sound of the wind in the trees. . . . Sometimes there is weeping with someone else. Sometimes there is weeping alone."" Like now.