- A quick read but packing a punch. It's 1882 and Seventeen-year-old Christina, after the death of her twin brother, can't face life as it now is and runs away to board the SS Asia. She always runs when life gets hard, but little does she know she is about to meet the biggest challenge her life will ever know. The ship hits rough waters and sinks leaving young Christina and another passenger, Duncan, the only 2 survivors. Christina must find strength she didn't know she had to survive. The loss of life made this disaster, in terms of loss of life from the sinking of a single vessel, the eighth-worst tragedy in the history of the Great Lakes. Very well written loved the story line, (based on fact) and loved the characters.