Publisher Marketing: Two women set out through the haze of social and environmental collapse in search of fertile soil. As they travel through deserts, burned-over forests, and lightless mountain caverns, they learn to navigate the terrain of their evolving connection. An invocation, an elegy, a postcard home, Sift is a story about family wounds, humanity's failures, how to care for one another at the end, and how to make a new beginning.Advance praise:Amina Cain - ""Descended from Octavia Butler's parables, Sift is a beautiful, pastoral novel about how to care for another, for others, when the end comes, when it is coming. A book that is also a vision."Kathleen Alcalá - "Borrowing from the scientific terms for plant and animal life, we are (re)introduced to ourselves on the granular level, prompting us to ask questions like 'what does it mean to be human?' 'What is a friend,' and 'do I exist even if my body has been left behind?'"