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Chaon, Dan

Overview
Works: 40 works in 199 publications in 10 languages and 10,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Horror fiction  Paranormal fiction  Short stories, American  Juvenile works  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.H277, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Dan Chaon
 
Most widely held works by Dan Chaon
Await your reply : a novel by Dan Chaon( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Miles pursues elusive letters and clues in a perpetual search for his missing twin, Ryan struggles with the discovery that he is adopted, and Lucy finds her daring escape from her hometown posing unexpectedly dangerous consequences
You remind me of me : a novel by Dan Chaon( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the impact of circumstance on identity follows the interconnected lives of a boy who is attacked by a dog, a pregnant teenager, a young man considering a drug-dealing career, and a child who disappears from his grandmother's backyard
Ill will : a novel by Dan Chaon( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two sensational unsolved crimes--one in the past, another in the present--are linked by one man's memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon. "We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves," Dustin Tillman likes to say. It's one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it's meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie? A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his forties when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin's parents, aunt, and uncle. The trial came to symbolize the 1980s hysteria over Satanic cults; despite the lack of physical evidence, the jury believed the outlandish accusations Dustin and his cousin made against Rusty. Now, after DNA analysis has Meanwhile, one of Dustin's patients gets him deeply engaged in a string of drowning deaths involving drunk college boys. At first Dustin dismisses talk of a serial killer as paranoid thinking, but as he gets wrapped up in their amateur investigation, Dustin starts to believe that there's more to the deaths than coincidence. Soon he becomes obsessed, crossing all professional boundaries--and putting his own family in harm's way. From one of today's most renowned practitioners of literary suspense, Ill Will is an intimate thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception. In Dan Chaon's nimble, chilling prose, the past looms over the present, turning each into a haunted place. PRAISE FOR DAN CHAON Among the Missing "Unforgettable. hums with life and wry humor. The stories sneak resolutely up on you, like new weather that hits before you know it."--The New York Times Book Review "One of those writers who possess an uncanny and seemingly otherwordly understanding of the human condition. Chaon [is] a remarkable chronicler of a very American kind of sadness, much in the tradition of Richard Yates, Raymond Carver, and Denis Johnson."--San Francisco Chronicle You Remind Me of Me "Remarkable. weaves the threads into a whole that is not only satisfying but devastating."--Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "Extraordinary. renews my faith in the unique capacity of literature to help us understand and ultimately respect ourselves and the strange, baffling, complex figures we all can be."--Houston Chronicle Await Your Reply "Stunning. Like the finest of his storytelling heroes, Mr. Chaon manages to bridge the gap between literary and pulp fiction with a clever, insinuating book equally satisfying to fans of either genre."--The New York Times "A riveting thriller, chock-full of plot twists. There's a bristling momentum that develops, as in any great tale of suspense. [Chaon] writes with an eloquence rarely seen in the world of page-turners."--Los Angeles Times Book Review Stay Awake "Eerily beautiful. [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever."--Boston Sunday Globe "There are not many fiction writers who can do what Dan Chaon can do. [He is] a literary force."--The Philadelphia Inquirer"--
Among the missing by Dan Chaon( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place."--Jacket
Stay awake : stories by Dan Chaon( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the critically acclaimed novels Await Your Reply and You Remind Me of Me, Dan Chaon made a name for himself as a renowned writer of dazzling short stories. Now, in Stay Awake, Chaon returns to that form for the first time since his masterly Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. In these haunting, suspenseful stories, lost, fragile, searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection--and find themselves in unexpected, dire, and sometimes unfathomable situations. A father's life is upended by his son's night terrors--and disturbing memories of the first wife and child he abandoned; a foster child receives a call from the past and begins to remember his birth mother, whose actions were unthinkable; a divorced woman experiences her own dark version of "empty-nest syndrome"; a young widower is unnerved by the sudden, inexplicable appearances of messages and notes--on dollar bills, inside a magazine, stapled to the side of a tree; and a college dropout begins to suspect that there's something off, something sinister, in his late parents' house. Dan Chaon's stories feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious souls. They exist in a twilight realm--in a place by the window late at night when the streets are empty and the world appears to be quiet. But you are up, unable to sleep. So you stay awake"--
The best American short stories, 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty works of American short fiction selected by guest editor Walter Mosley as the best of 2002, and includes contributors' notes, a list of one hundred additional stories, and editorial addresses for American and Canadian magazines
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
Await your reply : a novel by Dan Chaon( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this literary novel with aspects of a thriller, three strangers trying to find their way in the wake of loss become entwined in an identity theft scheme
The other by Thomas Tryon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twisted story of 12-year-old twins whose devotion to one another is played out in a macabre game of murder
Fitting ends and other stories by Dan Chaon( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lot of young men when they leave college and start working. Typical is Rapid Transit, whose protagonist, a man once filled with the joy of living, is now just another harried commuter. A debut in fiction
You remind me of me : a novel by Dan Chaon( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You Remind Me of Me begins with a series of striking events: In 1974, a little boy is savagely attacked by his mother's pet Doberman; more than twenty years later another little boy disappears without a trace from his grandmother's backyard; in 1966, a pregnant teenager admits herself to a maternity home; in 1991, a young man drifts toward a career as a drug dealer. Following the interlaced threads of these characters' lives, Chaon powerfully explores questions of identity, fate, and circumstance: Why do we become who we become? How do find ourselves living lives we never wanted? And can we ever change the course of what seems inevitable?
Fitting ends by Dan Chaon( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lot of young men when they leave college and start working. Typical is Rapid Transit, whose protagonist, a man once filled with the joy of living, is now just another harried commuter. A debut in fiction
Stay awake : stories by Dan Chaon( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these haunting, suspenseful stories, lost, fragile, searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection, and find themselves in unexpected, dire, and sometimes unfathomable situations
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic literature of duality between good and evil
Nancy Hale : on the life & work of a lost American master( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s and 1940s, Nancy Hale was a writer of literary best-sellers, beloved by critics, and expected by many to become one of the canonical writers of her era. Her fiction helped to shape the early identity of The New Yorker magazine and established her as an important voice in both the short story and the novel. By her death in 1988, however, all but one of her more than thirty books had gone out of print, and her star had faded into near obscurity
Ill will : a novel by Dan Chaon( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sensational unsolved crimes-one in the past, another in the present-are linked by one man's memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon. "We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves." This is one of the little mantras Dustin Tillman likes to share with his patients, and it's meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie? A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his forties when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin's parents, aunt, and uncle. The trial came to epitomize the 1980s hysteria over Satanic cults; despite the lack of physical evidence, the jury believed the outlandish accusations Dustin and his cousin made against Rusty. Now, after DNA analysis has overturned the conviction, Dustin braces for a reckoning. Meanwhile, one of Dustin's patients has been plying him with stories of the drowning deaths of a string of drunk college boys. At first Dustin dismisses his patient's suggestions that a serial killer is at work as paranoid thinking, but as the two embark on an amateur investigation, Dustin starts to believe that there's more to the deaths than coincidence. Soon he becomes obsessed, crossing all professional boundaries-and putting his own family in harm's way. From one of today's most renowned practitioners of literary suspense, Ill Will is an intimate thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception. In Dan Chaon's nimble, chilling prose, the past looms over the present, turning each into a haunted place. Cast of Narrators: Ari Fliakos as the Narrator Edoardo Ballerini as Dustin Michael Crouch as Aaron Alex McKenna as Wave and Kate Scott Aiello as Rusty PRAISE FOR DAN CHAON Among the Missing "Unforgettable ... hums with life and wry humor ... The stories sneak resolutely up on you, like new weather that hits before you know it."--The New York Times Book Review "One of those writers who possess an uncanny and seemingly otherwordly understanding of the human condition ... Chaon [is] a remarkable chronicler of a very American kind of sadness, much in the tradition of Richard Yates, Raymond Carver, and Denis Johnson."-San Francisco Chronicle You Remind Me of Me "Remarkable ... weaves the threads into a whole that is not only satisfying but devastating."-Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "Extraordinary ... renews my faith in the unique capacity of literature to help us understand and ultimately respect ourselves and the strange, baffling, complex figures we all can be."-Houston Chronicle Await Your Reply "Stunning ... Like the finest of his storytelling heroes, Mr. Chaon manages to bridge the gap between literary and pulp fiction with a clever, insinuating book equally satisfying to fans of either genre."-The New York Times "A riveting thriller, chock-full of plot twists ... There's a bristling momentum that develops, as in any great tale of suspense. ... [Chaon] writes with an eloquence rarely seen in the world of page-turners."-Los Angeles Times Book Review Stay Awake "Eerily beautiful ... [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever."-Boston Sunday Globe "There are not many fiction writers who can do what Dan Chaon can do. ... [He is] a literary force."-The Philadelph
Stay awake by Dan Chaon( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twelve short stories among which a father's life is upended by his son's night terrors, a foster child receives a call from the past and begins to remember his birth mother, and a divorced woman experiences her own dark version of empty-nest syndrom
Deng ni hui fu by Cha en( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre de Jonas by Dan Chaon( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la la mort de sa mère, Jonas Doyle, 25 ans, part à la recherche de son frère, l'enfant que sa mère a eu dix ans avant sa naissance et qu'elle a dû abandonner aux services sociaux. Il va ainsi faire la connaissance de Troy Trimmens, 35 ans, enfant adopté qui vit dans une petite ville du Nebraska. Ils ignorent tous les deux combien cette rencontre souhaitée va bouleverser leur vie. Premier roman
Stay awake by Dan Chaon( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these haunting, suspenseful stories, lost, fragile, searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection, and find themselves in unexpected, dire, and sometimes unfathomable situations. A father's life is upended by his son's night terrors, and disturbing memories of the first wife and child he abandoned; a foster child receives a call from the past and begins to remember his birth mother; a divorced woman experiences her own dark version of 'empty-nest' syndrome. They exist in a place by the window late at night when the streets are empty and the world appears to be quiet. But you are up, unable to sleep. So you stay awake
 
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Await your reply : a novel
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You remind me of me : a novelAmong the missingStay awake : storiesThe best American short stories, 2003The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesAwait your reply : a novelFitting ends and other storiesFitting endsStay awake
Alternative Names
Dan Chaon Amerikaans romanschrijver

Dan Chaon écrivain américain

Dan Chaon escritor estadounidense

دن چاون

دن چاون نویسنده آمریکایی

숀, 단 1964-

숀, 댄 1964-

ダン・シャオン

Languages
English (136)

French (17)

German (8)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Persian (1)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)