Illustration #1 GRAY EARTH

Illustration #1 GRAY EARTH

Fresh snow crunched underfoot as Zoey Norwood ran down empty streets of the small mining town of Kennecott, Alaska. Renovated to their snapshot-of-the-past glossiness, dark-red wooden houses stood watchful and quiet like sentinels. At nine in the morning, no one had braved the cold yet, and brand-new shops weren’t open, glaring at Zoey with their dark windows.