On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Gary and Irene’s marriage is unraveling. Following the outline of Gary’s old dream and trying to rebuild their life together, they are finally constructing the kind of cabin that drew them to Alaska in the first place. But the onset of an early winter and the overwhelming isolation of the prehistoric wilderness threaten their bond to the core.
Brilliantly drawn and fiercely honest, Caribou Island is a drama of bitter love and failed dreams-an unforgettable portrait of desolation, violence, and the darkness of the soul.
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Caribou Island is a bleak but absolutely compelling story of the gradual disintegration of a marriage to a tragic end. The prose is spare and sharp. Has stayed with me.