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October 26, 2020

Welcome to Anoka, Minnesota, a small city just outside of the Twin Cities dubbed “The Halloween Capital of the World” since 1937. Here before you lie several tales involving bone collectors, pagan witches, werewolves, skeletal bison, and cloned children. It is up to you to decipher between fact and fiction as the author has woven historical facts into his narratives. With his debut horror collection, Cheyenne and Arapaho author Shane Hawk explores themes of family, grief, loneliness, and identity through the lens of Indigenous life.


"While I don't read much horror, the vibrancy of these stories immediately impressed me. The voice in these six stories is urgent, insistent, and unrelenting, and I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished each one."

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Author of Winter Counts



Reviews are important to writers. They "keep the lights on." But hey, maybe we horror writers want it dark, yeah? Either way, I'm beyond appreciative of everyone who's reviewed Anoka whether good or bad. Reviews are for readers—they let others who think like you decide whether they'd like to take the digital dive into an ebook or physical dive into a paperback. I've also loved seeing the artwork created on behalf of Anoka. It's been so great to see. Thank you to everyone who has read this little book and those who've reviewed.