Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon – A Book Review

With Await Your Reply, Dan Chaon has created a mesmerizing novel that keeps the reader guessing from one page to the next.

I’d always considered Chaon a “literary” author, but with Await You Reply, he expertly delves into “genre,” delivering a suspenseful mystery that endlessly satisfies.  Chaon raises intriguing questions about identity, and also provides a psychological thriller that still has me scratching my head.

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact nature of Await Your Reply, and I think that’s a good thing.  When all is said and done, all you need to know is that this is a well-crafted, skillfully written novel with engaging, identifiable characters and a plot that simply won’t be ignored.

For those of you already familiar with Chaon, Await Your Reply is thematically similar to previous works, but it’s supercharged in a way the others aren’t.  If you haven’t had the privilege of reading Chaon before now, Await Your Reply is the perfect book for which to begin.

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