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Stay Awake

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#039;,Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever.'Boston Sunday Globe ',Powerful and disturbing . . .... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

#039;,Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever.'Boston Sunday Globe ',Powerful and disturbing . . . The shocks in this collection are many.'The Washington Post These haunting, suspenseful stories by acclaimed author Dan Chaon feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious soulslost, fragile, searching characters who wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnectionand 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 it is not, and neither are you. And since you cannot sleep, you stay awake. ',Chaon is able to create fully realized characters in mere pages. . . . This collection is further proof that Chaon is one of the best fiction writers working right now.'Omaha World-Herald ',There are not many fiction writers who can do what Dan Chaon can do. . . . [He is] a literary force.'The Philadelphia Inquirer ',Intense and suspenseful . . . a highly recommended work, not to be missed.'Library Journal (starred review) ',Mesmerizing . . . gripping, masterful fiction.'The Plain Dealer ',Superbly disquieting.'The New York Times Book Review Don't miss the exclusive conversation between Dan Chaon and Emma Straub at the back of the book.Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

Autorentext

Dan Chaon is the acclaimed author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; You Remind Me of Me, which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications; and Await Your Reply, which was a New York Times Notable Book and appeared on more than a dozen "Best of the Year" lists. Chaon's fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, and he was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chaon lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and teaches at Oberlin College, where he is the Pauline M. Delaney Professor of Creative Writing.



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"Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever."-Boston Sunday Globe "Powerful and disturbing . . . The shocks in this collection are many."-The Washington Post These haunting, suspenseful stories by acclaimed author Dan Chaon feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious souls-lost, fragile, searching characters who wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection-and 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 it is not, and neither are you. And since you cannot sleep, you stay awake. "Chaon is able to create fully realized characters in mere pages. . . . This collection is further proof that Chaon is one of the best fiction writers working right now."-Omaha World-Herald "There are not many fiction writers who can do what Dan Chaon can do. . . . [He is] a literary force."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Intense and suspenseful . . . a highly recommended work, not to be missed."-Library Journal (starred review) "Mesmerizing . . . gripping, masterful fiction."-The Plain Dealer "Superbly disquieting."-The New York Times Book Review Don't miss the exclusive conversation between Dan Chaon and Emma Straub at the back of the book. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Stay Awake
Untertitel: Stories
Autor:
EAN: 9780345532305
ISBN: 978-0-345-53230-5
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Random House Publishing Group
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Veröffentlichung: 07.02.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.3 MB