The Double Bind - A Novel-logo

The Double Bind - A Novel

Chris Bohjalian

As the New York Times has said, "Few writers can manipulate a plot with [Chris] 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 before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer. 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 and falls into 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 Chris Bohjalian takes listeners on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet. From the Compact Disc edition.

As the New York Times has said, "Few writers can manipulate a plot with [Chris] 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 before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer. 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 and falls into 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 Chris Bohjalian takes listeners on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet. From the Compact Disc edition.
More Information

Description:

As the New York Times has said, "Few writers can manipulate a plot with [Chris] 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 before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer. 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 and falls into 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 Chris Bohjalian takes listeners on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

11h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:12


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:26


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:53


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:30


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:18


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:54


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:39


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

01:44


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:30


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:01


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:09


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:46


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:28


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:58


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:57


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:15


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:16


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:00


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:17


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:33


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:24


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:43


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:14


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:57


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:36


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:22


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:46


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:12


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:19


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:50


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:38


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

00:26