Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw, a startling, challenging beauty in small-town Indiana. Quick of mind, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1920, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration.
Meet Calla Destry, a young black woman desperate to escape the violence of her town, and to find the lover who has promised her a new life.
Every road leads to the bedlam of Marvel, and on it lives will collide and be changed forever.
Reminiscent of the works of Louise Erdrich, Edward P. Jones and Marilynn Robinson, The Evening Road is the story of two remarkable women on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind.