The author of the highly popular Lovers, Celibates, and A Woman's Love, explores new territory in this extraordinary but totally credible tale of a strange beast that stalks an island community by night. Children have seen the 'Anvy' and say he is a hairy, naked, harmless creature. Others are not so sure. Is he man or beast? Maybe he doesn't exist at all. Islanders go about their daily business in a rapidly changing world, graphically and often uproariously depicted by Standun.