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. Download and start listening now!