Marlie Kane needs salvation. Not just for herself but for her three brothers, two of whom can’t stay sober long enough to pay rent in Boston. When their landlord tells Marlie that her only way to make money is to sell her body, she’s praying for a miracle and willing to try anything to get away.
Graham Evans is the cooper and carpenter of the town of Gilgamesh in Lazarus County. After losing his wife to diphtheria, he came to New Mexico to forget his past. He’d long since given up on love but is surprised by the happiness his friend Nate has found with his mail-order bride. Ready to throw the dice, he puts out a matrimonial ad himself.
Graham is hardly prepared for Marlie’s three brothers to show up in Lazarus County with her. The whole town is shocked by the arrival of other outsiders, who think that the family owes them something. Their plans to take it out of Marlie’s flesh lead to a confrontation and a decision by Graham that changes his life forever.
Amber Seraph is proud to present her second story of the town of Gilgamesh in Lazarus County. It’s a place she’ll keep visiting and hopes you will, too.