The Cry family left Carolina for a new start, but their hard times only continue as they press on westward. From sudden storms to auto accidents, misfortune and misadventure seem to dog their every step. Meanwhile, the trail of bludgeoned bodies behind them only grows. But who’s to blame: gentle giant Milton, tormented by grisly nightmares, or his older brother Billy, whose resentment festers with every new person he meets? The pressure intensifies when two federal agents Washington to investigate. This painterly period piece and finely wrought family drama comes to a poetic conclusion.