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Harper Perennial
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher Bollen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Lost Americans, A Beautiful Crime, The Destroyers, Orient, and Lightning People. He is a frequent contributor to a number of publications, including Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and Interview. He lives in New York City.

"Engrossing....[t]he characters are drawn in vivid detail, and the atmosphere is thickly enveloping."--New York Times
"A classic page-turner that would make a fine companion to a towel and beach chair, but also delves deeper into modern paranoia regarding money, class and sexuality."--Newsday
"A gorgeously written book whose literary chops are beyond doubt. Come for the prose, and stay for the murders."--USA Today
"This is beach reading that's as intelligent as it is absorbing."--People
"Thrilling and suspenseful with subtle shots of hijinks hilarity, this book will have you feeling like you can't possibly turn the pages fast enough."--Elle.com
"Bollen keeps you guessing until the end of this intriguing, fatalistic novel."--Miami Herald
"The test of a thriller is arguably in the resolution, and Orient's is satisfyingly tense. The guessing game takes in the whole community, all well-drawn, and all with motives to kill..."--Financial Times
"Bollen takes a real place--the North Folk of Long Island--and weaves a mesmerizing fictional web of characters and mysteries into a story that is as viscerally thrilling as it is intellectually precise."--BookPage
"The writer keeps us guessing about the perpetrator(s) behind the murders until the last chapter, but it is the placement of the story in such a well-detailed, realistic environment that separates Orient from most other books in the genre."--CT News
"Orient is a compelling novel of tragic suspense. Bollen has a gift for tightly drawn characters and an ominous sense of place."--A. M. Homes
"The Great Gatsby meets Donna Tartt. Suspenseful, beautifully written, and wonderfully atmospheric, Orient is that rare treat that is both a page-turner and a book you will want to savor."--Philipp Meyer
"Orient is a taut and elegant suspense novel about strangers and strangeness, suspicion and forgiveness, reinvention and confession."--Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again At A Decent Hour
Advance Praise for Orient
"The quaint seaside village of Orient is not as pleasant as it seems, and Christopher Bollen will hold you spellbound as he reveals its secrets. A truly well-crafted and literate murder mystery that recalls the worlds of both P.D. James and Twin Peaks."--Nelson DeMille
"...a book of real intelligence and line-by-line dexterity..."--Chicago Tribune
"...a seductive new literary thriller....Orient is a novel of sophisticated malice filled with people we love to loathe, and all the better for it."--New York Daily