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Cartwheel

12 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 14½ hrs. Books on Tape. 2013. ISBN 9780804164870. $45; 12 CDs. retail ed. Random Audio. Playaway digital; digital download. F
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In a novel loosely based on the Amanda Knox case, duBois (A Partial History of Lost Causes) tells the story of Lily Hayes, a young exchange student in Argentina whose roommate, Katy, has been murdered. Lily is immediately arrested and is the prime suspect, partially because of her behavior after the arrest, including doing a cartwheel during interrogation. The story is told from various points of view: from that of the prosecutor; Lily's father; Sebastian, a loner whose wealthy parents died under mysterious circumstances; and Lily herself. The work concludes with Lily's trial. Reader Emily Rankin narrates professionally and smoothly.
VERDICT Recommended for fans of literary fiction and psychological suspense. ["While her book is cleverly written, duBois never builds any sympathy for her characters, taking a detached clinical view rather than engaging the emotions," read the review of the Random hc, LJ 9/15/13.]

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