Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age.
But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. Then her mother tells her a secret—one that could grant Hanna the freedom she’s known only in her dreams. As her world unravels around her, Hanna must decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe?
“A strange and beautiful fable with shades of Deliverance, Room, and Winter’s Bone” —Laline Paull, award-winning author of The Bees
“A gorgeous blend of dreamy folklore and gritty reality” –Erika Swyler, bestselling author of The Book of Speculation
“Your heart will soar and ache for Hanna on her thoroughly original coming-of-age journey” – Kelly Simmons, author of One More Day.