In the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband and four of her children, murdered. Only twelve-year-old Caleb has survived. Wracked with sorrow but bent on revenge, the two set out to find the men responsible. But only Elspeth knows the awful truth behind the killings. A scorching portrait of guilt, atonement, and obsession by a major new literary voice.