Lionel can barely remember the old days, before he and his sister Beatrice came to the boarding school on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. His life is peaceful, as long as he obeys the priests and officers who control the reservation. So he can't understand why Beatrice provokes their anger at every turn: why she refuses to cut her hair and insists on honoring the Blackfeet traditions. When the appearance of a frozen corpse triggers an irreversible chain of events, the siblings find themselves on a stolen horse fleeing for their lives. Somewhere in the mountains lies their grandfather's homestead - and the promise of freedom - if only they can survive long enough to find him. . . . Both thought-provoking and suspenseful, this beautifully written novel takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the wilderness of Montana in the early 1900s.
Used availability for James Crowley's Starfish
November 2010 : USA Hardback
April 2012 : USA Paperback
February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition