In his debut novella, Steven D. Helgerson shares a harrowing tale of historical fiction as America prepares to enter Word War I. By mid-October 1918, the largest epidemic of the 20th Century had reached rural Montana. The effects were catastrophic. Grieving the death of his wife and unborn child, a physician, deeply troubled by the limitations of medicine in his time, struggles to protect his community. A detailed study of the extraordinary events affecting the social fabric of 1917 Montana, Helgerson examines a world on the brink of World War I and its affect on a community disrupted by disease and war.