In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning author Andrea Spalding collaborate to tell the story, to tell the secret of the dance.
"Finn's friend Sheila, a magical selkie and shape changer, dives into the sea to rescue him from a storm, but in doing so she gives up her life as a girl and returns to being a seal"--Unedited summary from book.