Life in the wilds of Alaska is hard for fifteen-year-old Josh, and a budding friendship with a visitor from the city, fourteen-year-old Shannon, makes him long for civilization more than ever. Josh feels trapped in the cabin he shares with his father and his half-brother, Nathan. It is Nathan whose reverence for nature has exposed the family to the dangers of life in the woods, but Nathan is that least willing to make the tough choices necessary for survival. josh fears that Nathan's blind ideals will place them all in grave danger. And, as long as their father refuses to leave, Josh worries that he may never be able to come out of the wilderness. Josh must learn to understand his brother and stand up for himself in this compelling family drama set against a stunning Alaskan backdrop.