In an effort to escape the suburban vacuum of 1978 Toronto, Connie heads to the pollutionless expanse of snow that is the Yukon. After a spell in Whitehorse, the 21-year-old accepts a ride through the dense northern forests to Dawson where her driving companion decides to stop at a friend’s home. The pair inadvertently walk into the middle of a domestic dispute where Connie stabs Dale with a pocket knife to save his girlfriend from the ferocious beating he is laying on her. Though not mortally wounded, the injured Dale vows revenge on Connie and the quest for her survival begins.
As Connie evades Dale throughout the North, she comes across hippies looking for a new frontier, miners, loggers and contractors looking for a fast and easy dollar, and trappers who would rather spend their days with dead animals than another living human.
Through sleet and snow, the relentless Dale tracks city girl Connie to an epic, action-filled, climactic chase scene across the savage and unforgiving Great White North.
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Al Pope was born in Scotland and moved to Canada at the age of 12. After spending his teenage years in southern Ontario, he moved to the Yukon. There, Al developed an obsession with dog sledding, winning two provincial championships with a team he raised himself, and built a cabin home for his wife and three children near Whitehorse.
Since he gave up mushing, Al's stories have appeared in several Canadian literary journals, and he has written for the Yukon Newsand CBC Radio. His radio play Out of the Bluewas adapted into a dance production with the help of choreographer Gail Lotenberg.