A Flannery O'Connor Award-Winning Author
Anchorage, 1956. When Marie and Lawrence first lock eyes at the Moose Lodge, they are immediately drawn together. But when they decide to marry, days later, they are more in love with the promise of homesteading than anything. For Lawrence, his parcel of 150 acres is an opportunity to finally belong in a world that has never delivered on its promise. For Marie, the land is an escape from the empty future she sees spinning out before her. But over the next few years, they must face everything they don't know about each other. As the Territory of Alaska moves toward inexorable change, can Marie and Lawrence create something new, or will they break apart trying?