Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction 2014
Winner of the Prix des Lecteurs for Best French Crime Novel at the Quais du Polar 2017
Winner of the Prix du Conseil des Arts and des Lettres de Quebec for Book of the Year 2015
Winner of the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Best Crime Novel 2014
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2017
A chilling thriller as compulsive as Emma Cline’s The Girls
It’s the Summer of 1967. The sun shines brightly over Boundary Pond, a holiday haven on the US-Canadian border. Families relax in the heat, happy and carefree. Hours tick away to the sound of radios playing ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’. Children run along the beach as the heady smell of barbecues fills the air.
Zaza Mulligan and Sissy Morgan, with their long, tanned legs and silky hair, relish their growing reputation as the red and blonde Lolitas. Life seems idyllic.
But then Zaza disappears, and the skies begin to cloud over…
‘Brilliantly innovative in narrative and thrillingly readable, this is a splendid novel that makes high literature out of crime and suspense’ – Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
‘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’ – John Dugdale, Sunday Times
‘This book is incredible… a perfectly pitched slow-burn thriller’ – Sam Baker, The Pool
Previously published in the UK as BOUNDARY