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The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways-and with unexpected consequences-in acclaimed author Dan Chaon's gripping, brilliantly written new novel.
Longing to get on with his life, Miles Cheshire nevertheless can't stop searching for his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten years. Hayden has covered his tracks skillfully, moving stealthily from place to place, managing along the way to hold down various jobs and seem, to the people he meets, entirely normal. But some version of the truth is always concealed.
A few days after graduating from high school, Lucy Lattimore sneaks away from the small town of Pompey, Ohio, with her charismatic former history teacher. They arrive in Nebraska, in the middle of nowhere, at a long-deserted motel next to a dried-up reservoir, to figure out the next move on their path to a new life. But soon Lucy begins to feel quietly uneasy.
My whole life is a lie, thinks Ryan Schuyler, who has recently learned some shocking news. In response, he walks off the Northwestern University campus, hops on a bus, and breaks loose from his existence, which suddenly seems abstract and tenuous. Presumed dead, Ryan decides to remake himself-through unconventional and precarious means.
Await Your Reply is a literary masterwork with the momentum of a thriller, an unforgettable novel in which pasts are invented and reinvented and the future is both seductively uncharted and perilously unmoored.
Title: Await Your Reply
Edition: First edition, as stated
Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2009
ISBN Number: 0345476026
ISBN Number 13: 9780345476029
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: No dj as issued
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000821
Description: 324pp. 8vo. This is an Advance Reader's Edition, signed by the author on the full title page. It is Like New and is tight and unread (no defects whatsoever). Pictorial cover. Full number line (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1). As the blurb says this is "a mind-bending meditation on identity in the modern world.." and "is also a gripping page-turner, in which the lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways--and with unexpected consequences."