by Marcus Sedgwick
18-year-old Ash takes a Greyhound to catch up with his beloved older stepbrother, Bly, in Snowflake, Arizona. There he finds Bly in a community of people suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity and environmental illness who’ve chosen this remote location as an area they can make safe for themselves. As Ash learns more about the suffering of the group that calls themselves “canaries,” he becomes sick himself. Snowflake, AZ contemplates illness and health?both our own and our planet’s.