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Dan Chaon

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Dan Chaon is the author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and You Remind Me of Me, which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, The 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 ...more

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Average rating: 3.77 · 228,936 ratings · 8,470 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Await Your Reply

3.54 avg rating — 11,159 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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You Remind Me of Me

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Among the Missing

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Stay Awake

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Fitting Ends

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"The acclaimed author of Await Your Reply runs the gauntlet from edgy introspection to psychological horror in Stay Awake, a new collection of emotive short fiction." ...More

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What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg
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“A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.”
Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

“You can go on like this for a very long time, and no one will notice. You keep thinking you're going to hit some sort of bottom, but I'm here to tell you: There is no bottom. ”
Dan Chaon, Among the Missing

“It doesn't matter what you do. In the end, you are going to be judged, and all the times that you're not at your most dignified are the ones that will be recalled in all their vivid, heartbreaking detail. And then of course these things will be distorted and exaggerated and replayed over and over, until eventually they turn into the essence of you: your cartoon. ”
Dan Chaon, Among the Missing

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