Could you mine the bones of your own ancestors? And if so, at what cost?
In the early 22nd century, the Earth is governed by the World Equality Organization (WEO). Like all corrupt governments, they not-so subliminally plant imagined problems for the citizenry, then parlay the citizens’ fear into power.
The Jewish people, who for centuries have been considered “God’s Chosen,” are seen as a barrier to true equality. To illustrate their devotion to equality, the WEO begins a massive purge, during which Jews are rounded up and relocated forcibly—into mass graves.
At 8 years old, Jonathan Kirski escapes the second purge of the Jews. But he is ashamed he didn’t die alongside his father.
Now the lunar colony needs an extract from human bones to sustain its construction. To punish himself, Jonathan has chosen to mine the bones of his people in the Siberian fields.
The bodies don’t decay.
The faces are always there.
But Jonathan is prepared.