Orient: A Novel
out now summer 2016
Orient: A Novel


Recent Praise

"Christopher Bollen's Orient might well be this summer's most ambitious thriller or this summer's most thrilling work of literary fiction."Ivy Pochoda, Los Angeles Times

"A gorgeously written book whose literary chops are beyond doubt. Come for the prose, and stay for the murders." Eliot Schrefer, USA TODAY

"Secrets, parochial gossip, casual xenophobia, proximity to a large water source and a decent body count: what more could you need from a thriller? Bollen's rich novel has all of the right ingredients and serves them up suspensefully as he tears down his version of the American dream."Fiona Wilson, The Times

"The American author Christopher Bollen writes expansive, psychologically probing novels in the manner of Updike, Eugenides and Franzen, but he is also an avowed disciple of Agatha Christie."Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph

"Bollen excels at creating an atmosphere of Manhattan-specific dread, and certain scenes, particularly the account of a struggling actor's going-away party, are tragicomic masterpieces."The New Yorker

"Ambitious . . . a nervy debut illuminated by flashes of insight."The Wall Street Journal

Orient: A Novel
U.K. Publishers: Simon & Schuster