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  • Among the Missing

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345441614
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: January 2002
    Focusing on the condition of the modern family, a thematically linked collection of short fiction captures the lives, dreams, and fates of men, women, and children who live outside of the American Dream.
  • Await Your Reply

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Prints
    • ISBN-13: 9780345476036
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: June 2010
    The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforseen ways. Miles obsessively searches for his troubled twin brother, who has been missing for ten years - and learns that some version of the truth is always concealed. At a deserted motel in the middle of nowhere, Lucy, a high school graduate who has run off with her charismatic teacher, begins to feel quietly uneasy. And Ryan, just hit with some shocking news, decides to remake himself - through unconventional and precarious means. A New York Times Notable Book. 348p.
  • Await Your Reply: A Novel

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780345476029
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: August 2009
    Dan Chaon's novel 'Await Your Reply' follows the lives of three strangers, each absorbed in their own issues. Lucy Lattimore, a recent high school graduate, departs with her former history teacher on a romantic rendezvous that quickly begins to turn sour. Ryan Schuyler is convinced that his whole life is a lie and leaves at Northwestern University in search of a new life for himself. Miles Cheshire longs to get on with his life, but can't help but be haunted by the memory of his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten years. As the individual stories of Lucy, Ryan, and Miles unfold, their lives begin to intersect in interesting and unforseen ways. National Book Award finalist.
  • Fitting Ends

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345449092
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: April 2003
    Fitting Ends is the first collection of fiction by the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist Among the Missing and now appears in this newly revised edition with two never before collected stories. Written before Among the Missing and originally published by Northwestern University Press, Fitting Ends features thirteen stories detailing the almost panicked angst of the American generation now approaching thirty.  Struggling with gaps between youthful expectations and adult experiences, these characters long for understanding and acceptance—but are thwarted by failed love, family disruptions, numbing work, and sexual confusion.   Chaon is one of the most promising new voices in fiction, and this re-issued collection offers further evidence of his unique talent.“The best of these stories . . . possess a rare, disorienting force. When you look up from them, the quality of light seems a little different. It’s a reminder to those of us who have almost forgotten what literature can sometimes do.”—Boston Book Review“The most honest, observant and timely book written this year about the American generation now approaching thirty . . . Chaon speaks with clarity of feeling, and more than a little oddball wit, about the lives of those left behind the demographic curve of America—men and woman with pointless jobs, doughy faces, soured relationships, bad credit. . . . Each story pulls you into its subtle emotional vortex, largely because of Chaon’s knack for simple but poignant detail.”—New York Newsday“Remarkable . . . Each story is a marvel of complexity, dense with meaning and nuance. . . . Very few first works are as solid, moving, and pitch-perfect as Chaon’s.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer“[AN] OFTEN PERCEPTIVE, LUCID VOICE.”—The New York Times Book Review
  • Fitting Ends: And Other Stories

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810150225
    • Publisher: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: October 1995
  • Ill Will

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780345476043
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: March 2017
  • Ill Will

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345476050
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: January 2018
  • Stay Awake

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $59.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781611205152
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: February 2012
    Presents a collection of suspenseful tales in which fragile and searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland after experiencing intense loss or displacement.
  • Stay Awake

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781611205190
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: February 2012
    Presents a collection of suspenseful tales in which fragile and searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland after experiencing intense loss or displacement.
  • Stay Awake

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345530387
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: October 2012
    "Before the critically acclaimed novels Await Your Reply and You Remind Me of Me, Dan Chaon made a name for himself as a renowned writer of dazzling short stories. Now, in Stay Awake, Chaon returns to that form for the first time since his masterly Amongthe Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. In these haunting, suspenseful stories, lost, fragile, searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection--and find themselves in unexpected, dire, and sometimes unfathomable situations. A father's life is upended by his son's night terrors--and disturbing memories of the first wife and child he abandoned; a foster child receives a call from the past and begins to remember his birth mother, whose actions were unthinkable; a divorced woman experiences her own dark version of "empty-nest syndrome"; a young widower is unnerved by the sudden, inexplicable appearances of messages and notes--on dollar bills, inside a magazine, stapled to the side of a tree; and a college dropout begins to suspect that there's something off, something sinister, in his late parents' house. Dan Chaon's stories feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious souls. They exist in a twilight realm--in a place by the window late at night when the streets are empty and the world appears to be quiet. But you are up, unable to sleep. So you stay awake"--
  • You Remind Me of Me

    By Dan Chaon

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345441409
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: April 2005
    The book begins with a series of separate incidents: 1977 - a little boy is savagely attacked by his mother's pet Doberman; 1997 - a little boy disappears from his grandmother's backyard on a sunny summer morning; 1966 - a pregnant teenager admits herself to a maternity home, with the intention of giving her child up for adoptions; 1991 - a young man drfits toward a career as a drug dealer, even as he hopes for something better. Don Chaon explores the secret connections that irrevocably link these characters. In the process, he examines questions of identity, fate, and circumstance. A novel on its own terms. From the author of the National Book Award finalist Among the Missing. 356p.

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