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Stay Awake by Dan Chaon
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Mar 03, 12

bookshelves: short-stories
Read in March, 2012

I was SO HAPPY when I saw this book on my to-be-processed cart at my library. Dan Chaon is an absolute master (and my personal favorite) in the short story genre. His language is like poetry - and in this collection, numerous times it literally does slip into poetry, in the most natural way possible. I find myself re-reading sections: the first and second time because they were so beautiful, and then again because I want to discover how he did that...right there. That perfect bit of writing.

My story favorite is definitely the last: "The Farm. The Gold. The Lily-White Hands." Haunting. I think it's now on my list of the five best short stories ever written.
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