Lewis's debut novel, set in a post-apocalyptic wilderness, tells the story of Elka. Elka was raised by a man named Trapper, who found her lost and alone as a small child. But the day comes when Elka discovers that Trapper may not be what he seems and so she sets out to try to find her real family. The novel has a "gritty, pioneer feel," Schluep says. Elka is "a female Huckleberry Finn."