Chapters 1 and 2* Fifteen year old Rayona is visiting her mother Christine in the hospital in Seattle, WA. * Christine tries to leave the hospital so she can commit suicide after Rayona's father, Elgin, asks for a divorce. * Rayona agrees to drive Christine to the cliff where she plans to drive off, but they run out of gas. * The mother and daughter walk to a gas station, eventually returning to their apartment to pack up all their belongings. * They are behind in rent and feel little connection to Seattle. * Christine and Rayona decide drive to Montana to see the reservation where Christine grows up. * The car breaks down about a half mile from their destination. * They take their belongs and walk to Christine's mother's house. * A woman is trying to mow the lawn when they approach. * It is years since Christine sees her mother. * Christine's mother, Aunt Ida, doesn't welcome...
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