Shortlisted for CBC Canada Reads in 2018 Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text) Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic A Globe and Mail Best Book "A timely and necessary read ... powerful and endlessly smart, it's a crucial work of fiction for people of all ages." Starred Review - Quill & Quire
Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.