Part I. Water -- Map of home -- An arsenal of sand -- This movable state -- DIY for the faithless -- Part II. Fields -- Bifurcation -- Map of corn -- The regulars -- Dispatches from anywhere but here -- The baddest men on the planet -- Part III. Mountains -- Iteration -- On Robert Frost's lawn -- Map of our hands -- Life on the installment plan.
The author explores her coming-of-age years and beyond in a rural town in Indiana, where, always feeling like an outsider, she experienced some of the most traumatic events of her life.