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Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois

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By Jennifer duBois

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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 family members together.

When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester out of the country, she is enchanted by means of every little thing she encounters: the colourful constructions, the road nutrients, the good-looking, elusive guy round the corner. Her studious roommate Katy is just 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 leading suspect. yet who's Lily Hayes? It is determined by who’s asking. because the case takes shape—revealing deceptions, secrets and techniques, and suspicious DNA—Lily seems alternately sinister and guileless in the course of the eyes of these round her: the media, her relations, the guy 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 elect what to see—and to believe—in each other and ourselves.
 
In Cartwheel, duBois supplies a singular of propulsive mental suspense and infrequent ethical nuance. No readers will agree who Lily is and what occurred to her roommate. Cartwheel will maintain you guessing till the ultimate web page, and its questions about how good we actually comprehend ourselves will linger way past.

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With a swipe of her finger, she set the screen to appear only in the upper left-hand corner of her vision. Each ring had a sensor that traced that finger’s movement. She could easily type, select, and change programs with them. Abby virtually typed a few notes: Edward Teach, 1718, off the coast of North Carolina, The Adventure How many of the students were actually listening to the teacher’s words? Part of her didn’t want to; it was hard to listen to a lecture with a pirate ship in the room. The other part of her knew she had to focus, had to learn.

One shrub looked like a bear on its hind legs, and another was trimmed to look like Abraham Lincoln. ” He waved good-bye. “Try not to do anything too stupid. ” There was something in his smile, or maybe in his eyes, that made Abby think he wasn’t completely joking. “Thanks,” Abby said. ” “I lift people,” Derick said sarcastically. ” He headed down the other sidewalk. Abby slowed her pace as she watched him go. She didn’t know how Derick could seem so casual about living away from home for the first time.

She had only been gone for a few hours. Syncing up now would look wimpy. Out of another room came some sort of syncopated music. Whatever it was, the lyrics were not in English. Eventually she approached her room. The door was partially open. She figured her new roommate was inside. Abby paused and took a deep breath. She twisted her hair into a ponytail, then tapped her knuckles on the door as she entered. A girl with long, black hair that fell flat and shiny down to her shoulders turned around.

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