What if everything you knew, everything you were taught, all that you expected from life was stripped away? What would you do? Who would you be? Would you like who you were if it was all there was left?
Ellie has always known her role as a woman of the mountains. Taking care of her family, hunting, panhandling, and running the family store is all she deserved.
Raised in rural Northern Washington Territory in 1884 around other "roughnecks," she knows her place. That is until one fatal morning when everything changes. As Ellie's family foundation is dismantled log by log, she must face her destructive past and the uncharted, unknown future.
In a time when life expectancy was short, 20-year-old Ellie, must either accept help from unlikely allies or become part of the local violent outlaw authority to survive. Choosing between two men, two lives, and two sides.
Attached, Terece Hahn's debut work, is an adult literary Bildungsroman Western novel, a captivating novel of love, grief, and resilience in unfamiliar rugged, and raw territory.