“Powerful, ambitious…. Fast-paced and full of surprises…. Lyrically beautiful…. Whitehead … weaves the voices of several characters into a compelling psychological portrait of a people on the brink of ruin.” - The Globe and Mail
“A thriller with a Joseph Conrad-inspired plot … [but also] a psychological novel in disguise…. The book’s strength lies in how it depicts Native magic as an experiential reality, respecting the mystery of rituals while avoiding the academic tendency to explain away the sacred.” - The Walrus Magazine
“Engaging.” - The Vancouver Observer
“Unflinching and rigorously unsentimental, The Cannibal Spirit is a thought-provoking and impressive read.” - Quill & Quire
“A surrealistic journey into the heart of darkness where different cultural traditions come together in one man.” - North Shore News
Harry Whitehead was born in London . He lived in the Far East for several years in his twenties. Back in London, he worked as a location manager in the film business while studying for degrees in anthropology and a Ph.D. in creative writing, a subject he now teaches at the University of Leicester . He has published short stories and non-fiction in a variety on genres. The Cannibal Spirit is his first novel.