Windigo Island is the first of Krueger’s books to look at prostitution, child prostitution, of Native Americans.
One thing I like about Krueger’s books is insight into First Nations culture. It’s mostly positive.
This book, however, was hard to read.
When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu.
Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for generations, but they don’t explain how the girl and her friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the Arceneaux family, private investigator Cork O’Connor takes on the case. …williamkentkrueger.com