After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Child abuse -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Alaska -- Fiction.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Alaska -- Fiction.
Tlingit Indians -- Fiction.