Katherena Vermette brings readers into the dynamic world of the Stranger family, the strength of their bond, the shared pain in their past, and the light that beckons from the horizon. Cedar, her mother, Elsie, and sister, Phoenix, are fighting to survive in a fractured system that pretends to offer success but expects them to fail. Facing the distinct blade of racism from those they trusted most, they urge one another to move through the darkness, all the while wondering if they'll ever emerge safely on the other side. Author of "The Break." Residence: Winnipeg, MB. Print run 75,000.