In the lawless,drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswomanalone in a house abandoned by the men in her life — her husbandwho has gone in search of water for the parched householdand her two older sonswho have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest sona boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their homeand a seventeen year old maid named Josieher husband’s cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworkera former outlawand a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from himand he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West.
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