Await Your Reply

A Novel

    • 3.8 • 38 Ratings
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Publisher Description

BONUS: This edition contains an Await Your Reply discussion guide.

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
August 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.1
MB

Customer Reviews

carocross ,

Excellent

Loved the interwoven story. Not a stock story for a change. Ready to try another book by him.

GrayOwens ,

Mind bending

This book really makes me think. Wonderfully written, spooky, yet complicated.

Steve - East Bay, CA ,

Interesting concept weakly executed

It wasn't terrible but by no means terrific. A better writer could have delivered this in a far more compelling way and maybe even with something closer to something that might actually resemble reality. None of the characters are believable. Except perhaps Lucy, given her character really is a just graduated high school girl. The other characters certainly act like (and think like and live like) just graduated (or not even) high schoolers.

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