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In 1972, Mudas Summers' Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume Ella's no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, but Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy's almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last.