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Cartwheel: A Novel

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  • Cartwheel: A Novel 
    Title: Cartwheel: A Novel
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 23/10/2013
    Imprint: SCRIBE
    Price: $16.95
    Publishing status: Active

    Jennifer duBois’ debut novel A Partial?History of Lost Causes was published to?great acclaim in 2012, and hot on its heels?comes Cartwheel, which is receiving similar?accolades (The New York Journal of Books?describes it as ‘An astonishing, breathtaking,?and harrowing read’). Set in Buenos Aires?but inspired by the 2007 murder of Meredith?Kercher in Perugia, Italy, it tells the story of?Lily Hayes, a young foreign-exchange student?who is arrested for the murder of her flatmate?Katy. Nothing is predictable in this book –?timeframes and narrative voices shift, and so?too does the reader’s sympathy. Is Lily guilty??Is she being unfairly judged by media-led?public opinion? Is naivety a kind of crime??duBois delivers clever dialogue, elegant prose,?an engrossing plot and one very big question:?is there such a thing as moral certainty?

    When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything: the colourful buildings, the street food, the elusive guy next door. Her studious roommate, Katy, is a bit of a bore, but Lily hasn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. 5 weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape—revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA—Lily appears alternatively sinister & guileless through the eyes of those around her.

    ISBN: 9781922070784
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