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The Double Bind

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Throughout his career, Chris Bohjalian has earned a reputation for writing novels that examine some of the most important issues of our time. With Midwives, he explored the literal and metaphoric place of birth in our culture. In The Buffalo Soldier, he introduced us to one of contemporary literature's most beloved foster children. And in Before You Know Kindness, he plumbed animal rights, gun control, and what it means to be a parent.
Chris Bohjalian's riveting fiction keeps us awake deep into the night. As the New York Times has said, “Few writers can manipulate a plot with 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 he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.
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. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life—and 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—including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan—Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet.

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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Double Bind: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 1-4000-4746-3 / 978-1-4000-4746-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Double Bind
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 1-84739-193-1 / 978-1-84739-193-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Double Bind (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-7393-2762-3 / 978-0-7393-2762-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 1-4000-3166-4 / 978-1-4000-3166-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Double Bind: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-7393-6575-4 / 978-0-7393-6575-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Double Bind: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-7393-4132-4 / 978-0-7393-4132-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Double Bind
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Double Bind
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Double Bind
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 1-4159-3579-3 / 978-1-4159-3579-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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January 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Double Bind
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Vintage
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