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ISBN13: 9781400047468
ISBN10: 1400047463
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Throughout his career, Chris Bohjalian has earned a reputation for writing novels that examine some of the most important issues of our time. With Midwives, he explored the literal and metaphoric place of birth in our culture. In The Buffalo Soldier, he introduced us to one of contemporary literature's most beloved foster children. And in Before You Know Kindness, he plumbed animal rights, gun control, and what it means to be a parent.

Chris Bohjalian's riveting fiction keeps us awake deep into the night. As the New York Times has said, "Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power." Now he is back with an ambitious new novel that travels between Jay Gatsby's Long Island and rural New England, between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century.

When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won't let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.

As Laurel's fascination with Bobbie's former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life — and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

In this spellbinding literary thriller, rich with complex and compelling characters — including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan — Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet.

Review:

"Far from being simply a mystery story, this is a complex exploration of the human psyche and its efforts to heal and survive in whatever manner possible." Library Journal (Starred Review)

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"Conflating literary lore, photographic analysis and meditations on homelessness and mental illness, Bohjalian produces his best and most complex fiction yet. Ultra-clever, and moving, too." Kirkus (Starred Review)

Review:

"The Double Bind races toward a conclusion that boasts a shocking twist....This elegantly crafted tale is well worth delving into." Booklist

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"Bohjalian has written a literary thriller." Los Angeles Times

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"It takes a clever writer to pull off such a head-spinner, and a brave one indeed to borrow from one of the greatest of American novels." Hartford Courant

Review:

"The reader will either go back to the beginning of the book to re-examine the trail of clues, or simply throw the book against the wall and pick up the next book in the to-be-read stack." Denver Post

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "Midwives" and "Before You Know Kindness" comes a psychological novel of obsession and consequences. When college sophomore Laural Estabook is attacked while riding her bike through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. 12 photos.

Synopsis:

Throughout his career, Chris Bohjalian has earned a reputation for writing novels that examine some of the most important issues of our time. With Midwives, he explored the literal and metaphoric place of birth in our culture. In The Buffalo Soldier, he introduced us to one of contemporary literature’s most beloved foster children. And in Before You Know Kindness, he plumbed animal rights, gun control, and what it means to be a parent.

Chris Bohjalian’s riveting fiction keeps us awake deep into the night. As The New York Times has said, “Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian’s grace and power.” Now he is back with an ambitious new novel that travels between Jay Gatsby’s Long Island and rural New England, between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century.

When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.

As Laurel’s fascination with Bobbie’s former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life—and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

In this spellbinding literary thriller, rich with complex and compelling characters—including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan—Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of ten novels, including Midwives (a Publishers Weekly Best Book and an Oprah's Book Club selection) and his most recent New York Times bestseller, Before You Know Kindness. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-one countries. He lives with his wife and daughter in Vermont.

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Donna Greenwell, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Donna Greenwell)
Great book with lots of mystery.
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Donna Greenwell, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Donna Greenwell)
Great book with lots of mystery.
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Trudy, February 1, 2010 (view all comments by Trudy)
A great and compelling novel that involves us deeply in its characters' lives as they deal with issues like homelessness, sexual assault, and mental illness, in a story that pays homage to the greatest of American novels, The Great Gatsby.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400047468
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Women college students
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 BandW PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.25 in 1.45 lb

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Product details 384 pages Shaye Areheart Books - English 9781400047468 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Far from being simply a mystery story, this is a complex exploration of the human psyche and its efforts to heal and survive in whatever manner possible." (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "Conflating literary lore, photographic analysis and meditations on homelessness and mental illness, Bohjalian produces his best and most complex fiction yet. Ultra-clever, and moving, too." (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "The Double Bind races toward a conclusion that boasts a shocking twist....This elegantly crafted tale is well worth delving into."
"Review" by , "Bohjalian has written a literary thriller."
"Review" by , "It takes a clever writer to pull off such a head-spinner, and a brave one indeed to borrow from one of the greatest of American novels."
"Review" by , "The reader will either go back to the beginning of the book to re-examine the trail of clues, or simply throw the book against the wall and pick up the next book in the to-be-read stack."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Midwives" and "Before You Know Kindness" comes a psychological novel of obsession and consequences. When college sophomore Laural Estabook is attacked while riding her bike through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. 12 photos.

"Synopsis" by , Throughout his career, Chris Bohjalian has earned a reputation for writing novels that examine some of the most important issues of our time. With Midwives, he explored the literal and metaphoric place of birth in our culture. In The Buffalo Soldier, he introduced us to one of contemporary literature’s most beloved foster children. And in Before You Know Kindness, he plumbed animal rights, gun control, and what it means to be a parent.

Chris Bohjalian’s riveting fiction keeps us awake deep into the night. As The New York Times has said, “Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian’s grace and power.” Now he is back with an ambitious new novel that travels between Jay Gatsby’s Long Island and rural New England, between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century.

When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.

As Laurel’s fascination with Bobbie’s former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life—and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

In this spellbinding literary thriller, rich with complex and compelling characters—including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan—Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet.

From the Hardcover edition.

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