In this sequel to Surviving the City, Dez is grieving her grandmother's death, living in a group home, and navigating her identity as a Two-Spirit person. Will Miikwan learn how to be a supportive ally to her best friend? Will Dez be comfortable expressing her full identity? And will her community be able to celebrate her for who she is?
A howling snowstorm envelops the city, and the body of a young woman is discovered in its wake. The only clue to her identity: a photograph in her pocket with the scribbled phone number of Detective Inspector Romeo Leduc. Meanwhile, Marie Russell is trying to help a student at her college who is the victim of a terrible assault.
A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does kókom have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As the girl asks questions, kókom shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away.