This striking debut novel by Aud Steinfeldt will have readers reflecting on love, loss, and the healing power of nature. The story follows John Tousette, a born outdoorsman and the only child of a dysfunctional home, who works to build a life for himself on the Montana Hi-Line. He draws on his self-dependence to create a successful excavation business and a loving home with his wife, May, and son, Cally. When a careless instant tears away something they hold dear, their carefully constructed life threatens to come toppling down. Will the Tousettes find the strength to climb out of the ruins?