A provocative and profoundly moving DEBUT set in the tragic intersection between white and Native American culture. On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma's childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry - or Asku, as Alma knew him - was the most promising student at the "savage-taming" boarding school run by her father, where Alma was the only white pupil. The bright, courageous boy Alma knew could never have murdered anyone. But she barely recognizes the man Asku has become, cold and embittered at being an outcast in the white world and a ghost in his own.