DESCENT is the story of the Courtlands, a young family from the plains who, while on vacation in the Rocky Mountains, suffers the unthinkable when a teenage son and daughter go up into the mountains, but only the son returns. The girl's vanishing, the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning of the family's harrowing journey down increasingly solitary paths, until all that continues to bind them to each other are the questions they can never ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point does a girl stop fighting for her life?
Publication Date: Fall, 2014
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