The undoing of a Chinese American family after their daughter is found dead in a local lake. The story takes place in Ohio in the 1970s. The parents have high hopes for Lydia and then they are crushed.
Maud, an elderly lady with dementia, keep on stating that her friend Elizabeth is missing. No one takes her seriously since she can’t remember anything. Is Elizabeth missing? Is she alive? Is she dead?
This is a very quick read of the story of Anna, a five-year old, and her brother, Stick, a three-year old, who are alone in the wilderness after a bear attacks and kills their parents.