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The Chain [Audiobook]

Audio CD

Main Details

Title The Chain [Audiobook]
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Chimene Suleyman
Physical Properties
Format:Audio CD
Category/GenreAudiobooks on CD
Trade Publishers Audiobooks
All Dates
April 2024 Release Titles
ISBN/Barcode 9798874625559
Edition Audiobook

Publishing Details

Publisher Trade Publishers Audiobooks
Imprint HarperCollins
NZ Release Date 30 April 2024
Publication Country United States


In this raw and searing memoir one woman recalls her romantic relationship with a pathological liar who betrayed her and many other women exploring the trauma he caused and the sisterhood that formed despite--and in spite of--him. In January 2017 Chimene Suleyman arrived at a womens health clinic in Queens New York to undergo an abortion accompanied by her boyfriend the father of her nascent child. After reluctantly going through with the procedure she returned to the waiting room to find it empty. Her boyfriend had fled. It was the last time they were together. In an extraordinary sequence of events she eventually discovered the truth: that the man she shed loved had gaslit lied to stolen from and painfully betrayed her and many other women like her. Spellbinding and soul-baring The Chain explores the havoc one man wreaked on the lives of the many unsuspecting women who believed the stories he told about his various illnesses his dying mother his career and professional prospects and his undying love and commitment. It also chronicles how these women came together to both expose him and to support each other in the wake of his destruction. Examining how women fall prey to manipulative men Suleyman questions societys complicity in allowing those who would do women harm to flourish and contemplates why others remain silent witnesses by accepting and normalizing shameless behavior towards women. She demonstrates how women themselves are acculturated to perform prescribed roles of giver and nurturer to be self-sacrificing and subordinate and to bolster the egos of others by remaining silent and ignoring their own protective instincts. Both a devastating personal testimony and a searing indictment of persistent misogyny The Chain is a book for any woman who has questioned her relationship and buried her doubts and for any woman who has been sheltered by the fierce protection of her female friends.