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You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon
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Feb 05, 2009

Already recognized as a gifted short story writer, Chaon has been compared to such luminaries as Ambrose Bierce, Shirley Jackson, and Russell Banks. In crafting his first novel, Chaon's short story sensibility pops up from time to time, particularly in the pacing and fragmented structure. Yet despite its jumpiness, the structure remains tightly focused on the characters. Chaon remains, both as a novelist and short-story author, an illuminating, haunting, and inquisitive writer. His skillful narration always centers You Remind Me of Me on two things: the search for family and, just as importantly, the accompanying search for self.

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