the two years since they married and moved to the small city
of Five Oaks, Michigan, nothing has mattered so much to either
Saul or Patsy as the fact that they are just that: Saul-and-Patsy.
Yes, Saul does feel envious of the attention Patsy lavishes
on their new daughter, but his own attention is being drawn
away from home by a different child: one of his students,
a troubled sixteen-year-old boy, has become obsessed with
Saul's life. And although Saul can't see it coming, the outcome
of the boy's obsession will lead Saul to question everything
he has always assumed about himself--and about Saul-and-Patsy.