New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018.
First U.S. edition.
440 pages ; 25 cm.
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America's last frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents' passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt's fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture.