“A timely, sobering message about how humankind’s treatment of the environment impacts the environment’s treatment of humankind.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Ash arrives in Snowflake, Arizona, and finds a small community of people who are sick, including Ash’s stepbrother, Bly. But it isn’t any ordinary sickness: modern life is poisoning them, and when Ash too falls ill, the doctor’s response is, “It’s all in your mind.” Meanwhile, the world beyond is succumbing to a breakdown of civilization only distantly perceived by Ash and the isolated residents of Snowflake, from which there may or may not be a chance for recovery. This humane and thoughtful novel explores the resilience of love and community in the face of crisis.
About the Author
Marcus Sedgwick received the Printz Medal for Midwinterblood and Printz Honor awards for Revolver and The Ghosts of Heaven. He lives in southeastern France.