Thursday, May 21, 2015

ORIENT: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ORIENT
BY CHRISTOPHER BOLLEN
  
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christopher Bollen is a writer who lives in New York City. He regularly writes about art, literature, and culture. His first novel, Lightning People, was published in 2011. His second novel, Orient, came out by Harper in May 2015. He is currently the Editor at Large at Interview Magazine, and his work has appeared in GQ, the New York Times, the Believer, and Artforum, among other publications. 
(Photo: Danko Steiner)

OTHER WORK BY CHRISTOPHER BOLLEN:
To read more of Christopher Bollen's work, visit his website "Portfolio" HERE.

PRAISE FOR ORIENT AND CHRISTOPHER BOLLEN:
“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

“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

“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

“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

“…a gorgeously written book whose literary chops are beyond doubt. Come for the prose, and stay for the murders.” — USA Today
GIVEAWAY
 
 THANKS TO THE FOLKS AT HARPER
COLLINS, I HAVE ONE COPY OF
 ORIENT, TO GIVE
AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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