Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Mar 26, 2010

Await Your Reply by Dan ChaonChaon’s latest novel, Await Your Reply, is a fast moving moody thriller containing three blended stories. In one, Miles Cheshire abandons his job at a magic shop in Cleveland to find his missing twin brother. In another, recent high school graduate Lucy Lattimore leaves Ohio with a high school history teacher who promises to find her an accidental inheritance. In the third, failing college student Ryan Schuyler drops out of Northwestern University and drifts about as a cyber-criminal, enveloped so fully in an underground web that his previous life disappears. Each of these character’s identities are fluid, and none can avoid the perilous pull of bad circumstance and wishful thinking. They’re on the road and in danger. Nuanced and compelling, the three stories will amaze you in the final chapter, both by what happens there and how it had been disguised. Chaon weaves together these stories with incredible care -- a highly recommend book.

Written by Michelle H.

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