Dark and gripping, Little Bandaged Days is the story of a mother who loves her children so much, it might just be driving her mad . . .
Kyra Wilder is a first-time novelist who received her BA and MA in English Literature at San Francisco State University, where she then worked under Michael Tusk at the Michelin-starred Quince, making pasta. She continued working in restaurants in New York, before moving with her family to Switzerland, where she is now based.
Gripping, composed, observant, wonderfully written and
extravagantly cruel. * Guardian *
Wilder artfully cranks up the tension, so you don't quite know when you begin to hold your breath. A chilling read -- Oyinkan Braithwaite (author of My Sister, The Serial Killer)
Little Bandaged Days showcases the breathtaking new talent of Kyra Wilder. This is a compelling tale of a woman's slide into madness, all while living what seems to be the perfect life. Part metaphor for modern life, part lament for the lost wildness of life, this novel demonstrates both writing chops and deeper themes. Wilder is a writer to watch -- Rene Denfeld (author of The Child Finder)
I found it horribly seductive and almost read it through my fingers with a level of recognition and dread. Any mother of young children will recognise the fringes of the feelings evoked by such clear pellucid prose and startling imagery. It's a fantastically visceral and vivid account of the onset of madness set against the backdrop of a polite, middle-class setting: the mundane refracted through the hallucinatory -- Lesley Glaister