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Chaon, Dan.
Adult Fiction CHAON

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Maureen M said:
This book explores identity from many different aspects. It started slow in giving the background of each character, but grips you along the way to solve the question of who is who.
posted Jul 6, 2010 at 8:22AM
bookwoman_cat said:
*** stars WOW what a convoluted novel - you cannot let your attention stray for a moment.... The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways–and with unexpected consequences. 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. Just when you think you know the identity of a character... you may be wrong. This is a brutally stark novel of identity theft - alienation - physical and mental torture. Very well written, but NOT a happy read. Recommend with a strong caveat!!
posted Jan 22, 2014 at 7:56PM
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