Await Your Reply
From the award-winning author of Among the Missing, Fitting Ends and You Remind Me of Me, comes an ambitious, gripping, and beautifully written new novel about identity and identity theft—in the tradition of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Case Histories. Three strangers who are trying to find their... show more
From the award-winning author of Among the Missing, Fitting Ends and You Remind Me of Me, comes an ambitious, gripping, and beautifully written new novel about identity and identity theft—in the tradition of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Case Histories. Three strangers who are trying to find their way in the wake of loss become entwined in an identity theft scheme, which has a resounding impact on them all. At once a gripping pageturner, a gorgeously written psychological study, and a meditation on identity in the modern world, this is a literary novel with the haunting momentum of a thriller. Dan Chaon is the author of Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award, which was also listed as one of the ten best books of the year by the American Library Association, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and Entertainment Weekly, as well as being cited as a New York Times Notable Book. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has won both Pushcart and O. Henry awards. Chaon teaches at Oberlin College.
Publish date: August 25th 2009
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
Await Your Reply is ultimately a tragic story featuring characters who are lost or mentally ill and either want a new start or can't let go of the past. However, I found it hard to sympathize with the three characters whose perspectives the novel shifts between in alternating chapters. As a result I...
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon is a complete mindf***. That's really the only way I can describe it. Hell, I don't even want to talk too much about it, because... because... it's way too easy to spoil stuff. Way too easy. I will say this. There were two points in this novel where I gasped and said,...
The story starts with three seemingly unconnected narratives. First, that of Ryan, who in the opening scene is being rushed to the hospital with his detached hand. Then also Lucy, recent high school grad running away with her history teacher. Finally, there's Miles, searching for his missing twin br...
Was this book perfect? This book was perfect!!! I loved everything about it. The writing was so spare, barely noticeable but I loved it. The plot: so twisty, but (maybe because of the low-key prose) it didn't feel gimmicky. The characters! I'm pretty sure I was Lucy at 18; I would have cut off my le...