Geneva is a 62-year-old woman for whom love is a lesson. Paris is a 29-year-old man for whom love is a feat. Tatum is a 34-year-old woman for whom love is a tragedy. But because love is none of these things, none know love. Over the course of four seasons in Southwestern Montana, all of that will change. A poetic journey through the landscape of the human heart, reminiscent of the work of Alice Munro and Richard Ford, SHAKING OUT THE DEAD is a novel that will take residence in your soul.