Superb work of horror

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This is a revenge story unlike any I've ever read. The emotions are powerful, the characters are electric, and we ultimately have two intensely powerful female characters to rally behind. The monster is humanized, engaging, and sympathetic. The larger discussion beyond the horror elements is one of racism, systemic oppression, the overwhelming cycle of poverty and addiction, and the continuous mistreatment of Native American populations by the U.S. as a whole and its government. Despite this, there is a resounding and refreshing message of hope.

This book is honestly a wild ride. There is gore, body horror, and psychological thriller elements. Fair warning, there is quite a bit of violence against animals, but for the most part it feels like it's there for a purpose. I skimmed those sections because it isnt something I can personally handle, but it felt like part of a larger dialogue rather than violence for violence sake.

Stephen Graham Jones has blown it out of the park with this one, and I'm already excited to catch up on his early publications.