Critically acclaimed author Antonya Nelson's much-anticipated first novel in a decade---a story of tangled lives, set in a Wichita riveted by the reemergence of an infamous serial killer.
Antonya Nelson's novel takes as its subject the weariness of an unmoored marriage and infuses it with an injection of serial killer panic. Based on the real Wichita murderer known as "BTK" for his horrific style of torturing victims, Nelson's characters in BOUND live among the uneasiness conjured by local fright of the at-large psychopath. A bride much younger than her philandering husband tries to balance these worries with being named ward of a deceased friend's daughter, and her own meandering marital troubles. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.