This story will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. It describes an isolated part of Alaska in great and beautiful detail. It is largely about a father returned from Vietnam with significant issues of rage and his decision to move his wife and child to an undeveloped part of Alaska. The family is totally unprepared for the harsh life that has few creature comforts. The book has many twists and turns and will keep you turning the pages until late in the night.