In the deep woods of the Maine borderlands, the legend of huntsman Pete Landry is still told around cottage campfires to scare children, a tragic story of love, lust, and madness. During the early summer of 1967, inseparable teenage beauties Sissy Morgan and Zaza Mulligan wander among the vacation cottages in the community of Boundary, drinking and smoking and swearing, attracting the attention of boys and men. First one, and then the other, goes missing, and both are eventually found dead in the forest. Have they been the victims of freak accidents? Or is someone hunting the young women of Boundary? And if there is a hunter, who might be next? The Summer of Love quickly becomes the Summer of Fear, and detective Stan Michaud, already haunted by a case he could not solve, is determined to find out what exactly is happening in Boundary before someone else is found dead.
A story of deep psychological power and unbearable suspense, Andrée A. Michaud’s award-winning Boundary is an utterly gripping read about a community divided by suspicion and driven together by primal terror.
Andrée A. Michaud is a novelist from Quebec. She won the Governor General's Award for French-Language Fiction twice: first for the novel Le ravissement in 2001, and again for the novel Bondrée in 2014. In addition to writing award-winning fiction, Michaud has penned several critically acclaimed plays.
"A dense and beautiful novel about the human condition... While most crime novels put the murder center stage, this one instead uses the crime to deeply examine the complexity of what it means to be alive... Spellbinding."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"Atmospheric and haunting, this novel about the lingering effects of violence is impossible to turn away from."—Foreword Reviews
"Brilliantly innovative in narrative and thrillingly readable, Boundary is a splendid novel that makes high literature out of crime and suspense. I am an instant and ardent fan of Andrée A. Michaud."—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winner
"While it has an element of the whodunit, this lushly written, award-winning francophone novel is literary crime-writing in which the texture of period and place takes priority."—Sunday Times
"The literary thriller exists. Andrée A. Michaud is the proof."—La Presse
"The writing is impassioned, inspired. The pace is breathless, yet punctuated by scenes of everyday family life."—Le devoir