Ella Holland wanted a simple life, but she would have settled for survival. Life in the ravaged wilds of Appalachia is dangerous, and most folks don't live past fifty. Even if sickness or starvation doesn't get you, the rival clans, or shifty nomads, or the unbred monsters that roam the hills will. This is why a clan must stick together at all costs, nestled in whatever patch of peaceful land it has scratched out for itself.
When a wandering drifter turns up with an army of ravenous pigmen at his heels, Ella Holland and the rest of her clan will have to confront the all the harsh realities they've kept sealed outside their walls, the lies they've told themselves, and even the specter of their own extinction.