Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

 

 

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

 

Release date: June 1, 2010 | Series: Random House Reader's Circle The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways–and with unexpected consequences–in acclaimed author Dan Chaon’s gripping, brilliantly written new novel.

Longing to get on with his life, Miles Cheshire nevertheless can’t stop searching for his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten years. Hayden has covered his tracks skillfully, moving stealthily from place to place, managing along the way to hold down various jobs and seem, to the people he meets, entirely normal. But some version of the truth is always concealed.

A few days after graduating from high school, Lucy Lattimore sneaks away from the small town of Pompey, Ohio, with her charismatic former history teacher. They arrive in Nebraska, in the middle of nowhere, at a long-deserted motel next to a dried-up reservoir, to figure out the next move on their path to a new life. But soon Lucy begins to feel quietly uneasy.

My whole life is a lie, thinks Ryan Schuyler, who has recently learned some shocking news. In response, he walks off the Northwestern University campus, hops on a bus, and breaks loose from his existence, which suddenly seems abstract and tenuous. Presumed dead, Ryan decides to remake himself–through unconventional and precarious means.

Await Your Reply
is a literary masterwork with the momentum of a thriller, an unforgettable novel in which pasts are invented and reinvented and the future is both seductively uncharted and perilously unmoored.


From the Hardcover edition.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion, great group.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Trisha turns out I have to be out of town. So sorry I won't be able to make it on Monday. The book though is interesting. See you next time. Maria

    July 12, 2013

    • Trisha

      Sorry you can't make it. I hope the trip is fun.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, it will be a lively discussion for sure. Suffice it to say there is a range of opinion about this book.

    July 15, 2013

  • Christopher

    I'll echo Trisha's sentiments - it's great book! Surprisingly fast-paced and easy to follow, at least relative to other interleaved narratives I've read. I read it through in two sessions, eager to see where the various threads were going. I'm looking forward to a thought-provoking discussion tonight.

    (Hint: there's still time to finish it, or at least get started, for those like me who accidentally left it to the last weekend. You won't regret it, and even just the first 3 or 4 short chapters will introduce the basic structure so you can jump into the discussion.)

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing you all again.

    June 18, 2013

    • Trisha

      Thank you for joining us.

      June 19, 2013

  • Trisha

    Great Book. I loved it! Can't wait to talk about it next month.

    June 19, 2013

  • suzan

    see you then

    June 18, 2013

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