In the past, it was thought that voyeurism was only practiced by solitary figures lurking in the bushes outside bedroom windows. Was I in for a surprise.
My name is Maura. After I got to know my “watcher,” I discovered through my experiences with him that some voyeurs become a bona fide cohort, complete with their own distinguishing traits, membership, common jargon, unwritten code of ethics and conduct, class divisions, dress codes, and territorial hunting grounds.
As it turns out, I was lucky. Very lucky. I would never suggest anyone do something with this much potential danger, but at that time I had no boundaries. I still don’t.
What I did discover, however, is that sometimes the devil you know is safer than the one you think you know…
This, then, is our story.
Leslie Daniels is a well-known Canadian environmental and social activist, having worked on issues of hazardous and household waste management. This is her fourth book and her first book of fiction. Her memoir Boundaries dealt with her personal experiences about historic child sexual abuse and the institutions that deal with survivors. Her second book, Consequences, offers an inside look at the workings of the Anglican Church of Canada’s management, which revictimizes the survivor by its very process. Her third book thE lifE oF A boB describes the start of the personal computer generation in the 1990s.