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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 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.

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 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.
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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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

6h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:46


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:34


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:50


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:35


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:59