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Author: Christopher Bollen Narrator: Michael Rahhal Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780062404862
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A gripping novel of culture clash and murder: as summer draws to a close, a small Long Island town is gripped by a series of mysterious deaths—and one young man, a loner taken in by a local, tries to piece together the crimes before his own time runs out.

Orient is an isolated town on the north fork of Long Island, its future as a historic village newly threatened by the arrival of wealthy transplants from Manhattan—many of them artists. One late summer morning, the body of a local caretaker is found in the open water; the same day, a monstrous animal corpse is found on the beach, presumed a casualty from a nearby research lab. With rumors flying, eyes turn to Mills Chevern—a tumbleweed orphan newly arrived in town from the west with no ties and a hazy history. As the deaths continue and fear in town escalates, Mills is enlisted by Beth, an Orient native in retreat from Manhattan, to help her uncover the truth. With the clock ticking, Mills and Beth struggle to find answers, faced with a killer they may not be able to outsmart.

Rich with character and incident, yet deeply suspenseful, Orient marks the emergence of a novelist of enormous talent.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A truly well-crafted and literate murder mystery.”

    Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Orient…[is] a long, engrossing small-town novel in…which the characters are drawn in vivid detail, and the atmosphere is thickly enveloping.”

    New York Times

  • “A compelling novel of tragic suspense.”

    A. M. Homes, author of May We Be Forgiven

  • A New York Times Pick of Best Summer Reads

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About the Author

Christopher Bollen is the author of The Destroyers, Orient, and Lightning People. He is the editor-at-large at Interview, and his work has appeared in GQ, Artforum, the Believer, and the New York Times, among other publications.

About the Narrator

Michael Rahhal has performed over forty audiobooks. He has worked for Deyan Audio, Blackstone, Random House, and many other self-published authors as well. He also performs and works as a creative director for the Obie Award–winning hit show Blue Man Group in all of its incarnations. He has also narrated the feature length documentary 100% Silk, performed as a motion capture creature in various films and videos, and in his spare time trains and teaches Krav Maga, a self-defense system that is made for us regular folks to learn how to punish bad guys.