I am an Alaskan tribe member, I grew up hearing stories of these things. This is a brilliant novel of the what-if-these-things-were-real-and-still-around variety. Demonstrates an impressive understanding of the subtext and function of the myths used to build his modern supernatural thriller. His descriptions of the interactions with the people and environs of Alaska are spot on. Scared the shit out of me and made me homesick. I love this book.