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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 currency scholar arrested for homicide, and a father attempting to carry his relations together.
When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester in a foreign country, she is enchanted by way of every little thing she encounters: the colourful structures, the road foodstuff, the good-looking, elusive guy round the corner. Her studious roommate Katy is a little a bore, yet Lily didn’t come to Argentina to hang around with different Americans.
5 weeks later, Katy is located brutally murdered of their shared domestic, and Lily is the best suspect. yet who's Lily Hayes? It is dependent upon who’s asking. because the case takes shape—revealing deceptions, secrets and techniques, and suspicious DNA—Lily seems to be alternately sinister and guileless in the course of the eyes of these round her: the media, her family members, the fellow who loves her and the fellow who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and prepared emotional perception, Cartwheel bargains a prismatic research of the methods we choose what to see—and to believe—in each other and ourselves.
In Cartwheel, duBois grants a unique of propulsive mental suspense and infrequent ethical nuance. No readers will agree who Lily is and what occurred to her roommate. Cartwheel will hold you guessing until eventually the ultimate web page, and its questions about how good we actually understand ourselves will linger good beyond.
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“A clever, literary mystery [for] lovers of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.”—The Huffington Post
“Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] better disappointment superb and dispenses with the entire salacious info you could effectively locate somewhere else. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure—electric, fine-tuned, clever, conflicted. the unconventional is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and inevitably just about home.”—The ny occasions ebook Review (Editor’s Choice)
“Marvelous . . . a gripping story . . . each sentence crackles with wit and imaginative and prescient. each web page casts a spell.”—Maggie Shipstead, writer of Seating Arrangements
“[You’ll] holiday your personal list of pages learn in keeping with minute as you tear via this book.”—Marie Claire
“A convincing, compelling story . . . the tale performs out in all its well-told complexity.”—New York Daily News
“[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it’s nearly ruthless—a tabloid tragedy increased to excessive paintings. [Grade:] A-”—Entertainment Weekly
“Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . Reviewers of duBois’s first novel, A Partial background of misplaced Causes, referred to as it brainy and lovely, a verdict that matches this successor. . . . because the pages fly, the reader rarely notices that duBois has stretched the style of the legal procedural.”—Newsday
“The energy of Cartwheel resides in duBois’ expertise for figuring out how the international global can remove darkness from the main deeply held secrets and techniques we maintain from others, and ourselves.”—Chicago Tribune