The thrilling follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream.
For years after the collapse of society, French was on the run in the bush, avoiding the Recruiters and making a home with a group of fellow Indigenous survivors who have become family. But then he finds himself on his own, in a pitch-black room, with no memory of how he got there. Starved and tortured, he has to come to terms with the fact that he has been captured and is now in one of the infamous residential schools, where the government extracts the marrow of Indigenous people in order to steal the ability to dream. It's his worst nightmare -- even when he reconnects with someone from his distant past who he thought was long gone. Meanwhile, out in the world, his found family searches for him and dodges new dangers south of the border. When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go -- and how many loved ones is he willing to betray -- in order to survive. An engrossing, heart-stopping expansion of the world of Cherie Dimaline's award-winning The Marrow Thieves.