Adopted young adult Cedar Hawk Songmaker is pregnant and wants to connect with her Ojibwe birth family to know more about hereditary issues that may affect her unborn baby. However, this “future” world of now is struggling to survive as most fetuses are not born alive.
Pregnant women are being hunted or asked to “voluntarily turn themselves in” for research and Cedar knows that her baby will survive so she has to keep it a secret. The story is told in diary form by Cedar to her unborn baby. Reproductive freedom is a major theme and this will appeal to fans of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”