August must journey into unbelievable danger to find his parents, a quest across half a world, without the slightest clue about why. Thrown into the heart of an insoluble mystery, he will find the shattering truth of his own destiny.
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.