I got a speeding ticket this summer listening to the radio discuss this book, went through a speed trap with my hand over my mouth thinking OMG as I was listening to the story - oblivious that I was doing 58 in a 35 until those pretty flashy lights showed up in my rear view mirror.
So after paying up my $300 and getting through traffic school I figured I should read the book. Or listen to the audiobook which I did on the long thanksgiving weekend drive to visit SOs family.
OMG what a story. At the center it's about a family run like a cult with child abuse and incest and rape. Horrible man, this father. But it's really well told, this true story set in Alaska wilds, with many side stories about the history of the town and the struggles between individuals and government over landowners rights and the national parks. Very well told.
I highly recommend the book but it's certainly not for those who might trigger at the very bad parts.