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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 300
Themes: Indigenous, mystery, supernatural, community, illness
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2018
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When Cole Harper returns to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the population and reemerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away ten years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost and his two oldest friends, Cole tries to figure out his purpose and unravel the mysteries he left behind a decade ago. Will he find the answers in time to save his community?

The Horn Book Magazine
"This first volume in a projected trilogy is a mash-up of sorts—thriller, superhero origin story, old-fashioned science fiction, and YA coming-of-age. Its Indigenous imagery and cultural references bring these genres and their conventions into an invigorating context, often with refreshing ironic humor and always with ample reference to pop culture."
49th Shelf
“A relatable and inspiring protagonist.”


AICL's Best Books  | 2017 | Commended
The Michael Van Rooy Award for General Fiction  | 2018 | Winner
Quill and Quire Books of the Year  | 2018 | Commended

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