SF-horror novella shortlisted for the James Tiptree and Shirley Jackson awards.
Set in the Valley of the Rocks, a place removed from the bustling cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather each night around the flickering fire to share their stories. In this world where women have vanished, the remaining individuals are left with only the rest of their lives to contemplate.
Prepare to immerse yourself in the tales spun around the campfire, witnessing the birth of a myth. In a world devoid of women, where the past is saturated with sorrow, how long should one hold onto grief? Can the forest, shrouded in its mysteries, offer transformative secrets capable of reshaping everything?