The phrase "seeking the elephant" is an Americanism which refers to gaining experience of the world at a significant cost. It was a popular expression of the mid to late 19th century throughout the United States particularly during the 1849 Gold Rush, and the Westward Expansion Trails.
In a world collapsed and broken, full of magic, ghosts, and gods, a particular witch named Maggi Lopez, seeks to protect her son’s future and the lives of those around her. She descends on a road trip across a stark and strange America, finding herself and regrets as she looks back at her life as a criminal, a lover, and mother. Introspection leads to a fight against her crimes, as well as a chance to avenge herself and give her son a final gift: unmitigated victory.