ACHUKA Book of the Day 13 May 2021
A boy lives in a remote, snow-bound village with his elderly grandmother. Their traditional way of life is threatened by the changing snow and ice which is melting more quickly with each passing year. When the sea-ice collapses while he is out hunting, the boy only just escapes with his life and is left stranded in the Arctic tundra. Meanwhile a girl is trying to adapt to another new school. Her father promises his new job at an oil company will mean they never have to move again, but not long after starting to work there his behaviour becomes odd and secretive. When their fates take a drastic turn the girl’s world collides with the boy’s and they find themselves together in a desperate search for survival, and for the truth.
The author’s previous title, Lost, was an ACHUKA Book of the Day last year.