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Cartwheel - A Novel

Jennifer duBois

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Slate • Cosmopolitan • Salon • BuzzFeed • BookPage Written with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape-revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA-Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see-and to believe-in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond. WINNER OF THE HOUSATONIC BOOK AWARD "A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."-The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure-electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."-The New York Time

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Rankin

Length:

14h 25m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:24:56


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

58:02


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

43:22


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:11:50


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

51:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

45:00


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

28:44


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

52:44


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

01:01:50


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

25:48


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

40:47


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

36:23


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

10:07


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

32:10


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:08:00


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

58:14


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

24:03


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

36:22


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

02:45


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

00:30