Thus Bound: the story of Tadziu and Marysza is a novel written from two points of view: that of the male character and that of the female. In the waning years of the Great Depression, Tadziu and Marysza, the children of Polish immigrants, meet in grade school, a meeting that will direct the course of their lives. Marysza Jargosz is orphaned in infancy by her father’s death and her mother’s desertion. Her childhood, spent with a grandmother whose intense love influences her life, seems perfect. Read more

About Geraldine Wierzbicki-Roach

Geraldine Wierzbicki-Roach was born, raised and educated in Buffalo, New York and earned her Ph.D. in English literature from SUNY Buffalo. Her dissertation focused on the novels of George Eliot and Dorothy Richardson. She has taught in colleges in and around the city for seven years. Gerry and her husband, Robert, reside in West Seneca, a town near the city she knows so well and which serves as the setting for the novel. As a single mother facing financial stress and hard work, Gerry raised a daughter and two sons, all of whom have brought her great pride. Read more

Excerpt from the Book

Darkness surrounds us all, especially me. I am hunted, will be found. Red lights on the roofs of police cars, revolving eyes trying to see. Men huddle, speak in hushed tones. I’m not to know. I shrink into myself, no longer solid, never again solid, forever a mass of holes with everything falling through. I watch it beginning to fall—our bed, the new sheets, the pillowcases, the baby’s crib—and I’m afraid. The red lights turn. A siren wails, then fades, like a child told to stop crying.
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ISBN: 9781598588774
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