A powerful debut novel about women and children finding love and healing in the aftermath of domestic violence.
In her house at the back end of the Woods Road, fourteen-year-old Laurel does something unimaginable. She commits an act of violence that fractures her family and forces them from their home. They move to a housing unit in the nearby town of Stephenville, where they find themselves trapped in a system, of poverty, generational neglect, and trauma. For Laurel, education is her ticket out. But years later, in university, her violent past catches u with her. This time she has to save herself. And she can't do it alone.