Await your Reply

Await your Reply

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Three disparate characters and their oddly interlocking lives feature in this novel about lost souls and hidden identities. Chaon intertwines a trio of story lines, showcasing his characters' individuality by threading subtle connections between and among them.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780345476029
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,25 cm.

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Oct 22, 2018

Dan Chaon is one of our finest contemporary writers, and his AWAIT YOUR REPLY is a tour de force. AWAIT YOUR REPLY is CHILLINGLY SCARY, astonishingly smart, and--as usual--imbued with his inimitable dark humor. This book is a knockout! I couldn't put it down.

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Pisinga
Sep 02, 2015

What a tedious book! Couldn't finish it.

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readsalot80
Feb 28, 2015

The three main characters have an unknown connection. Miles is looking for his missing twin brother. Lucy has run away with her teacher with promises of money. Jay has run away to be with his birth father. I didn't like the style of this book. Each chapter was from a different character's point of view. I've read other books in this style that I liked but not this one. The ending has a surprising twist but felt unfinished.

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mre5832
Jan 09, 2015

This book is intriguing in how it weaves the lives of 3 individuals in an interesting twist of a story.

Jane60201 Aug 29, 2014

Unusual theme for a book but got tedious after a while.

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okbookgirl
Apr 24, 2014

Best novel ever about identity theft. This is an intelligent and well-crafted thriller. Great read.

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lucky38
Jan 29, 2014

started this book, stopped and started another one and decided to give this one another try. Read the reviews and thought I had to read it, the reviews were mostly 5 stars. Well, I would like to say I totally understood this book but that is not the case. I could not tie George and Lucy to the other two. Not sure I will read this author again.

WVMLBookClubTitles Jun 09, 2013

Who are you? Are you a product of your genetic and sociological history? Or can you invent yourself? Opening with a scene of high tension, Await Your Reply takes on the momentum of a thriller and draws the reader into the minds of three strangers whose lives are connected in unforeseen ways. This intelligent, masterfully crafted work not only keeps you guessing, but also makes you question the concept of identity. Of course, there’s also the added fun of determining who in your book club puts the pieces together first!

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ambergrey100
Jan 20, 2013

As strange and weird as they come. Not for everyone but if you like strange and weird and a book that makes you search for the clues then you may find this book riveting.

clipshie175 Jan 10, 2013

A little sordid but incredibly readable.

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