Imagine yourself lifted at eight years old from the heart of a large American city and dropped into a stone age culture. That is what happens to Dan Graves in this autobiography. Within a span of four months he goes from Oklahoma City to a restricted valley in the Papuan highlands. For the next eight years he grows up in a land of exotic beauty-one foot in the 20th-century, the other in a primitive past, among peoples who live in daily terror of demons. Join him and feel your ears pop on your first airplane ride, watch jungle trees slide below like brocolli stalks, then smell the jungle humus as you walk between the those same trees, now towering above your head, your feet blistering when you make your first trek. Taste strange foods, hear the roar of great rivers, and touch human bones with your hands. All the while, exciting and sometimes terrifying events will unfold around you, raising questions of what life is all about.