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Among the Missing Dan Chaon 0345441621 9780345441621 In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which pat
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Among the Missing by Dan Chaon

In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares 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. Chaon imagines todays family instinctively trying to stay together, only to find itself lost in the throes of a chaotic, modern world. In Safety Man, a young widow and her children become increasingly attached to an inflatable protector-doll, as the world outside seems to grow ever more threatening; Big Me follows a lonely, imaginative twelve-year-old boy who believes an older (slightly creepier) version of himself has moved in next door; In I Demand to Know Where Youre Taking Me, a man blinded by love for his imprisoned brother ignores the warnings of his distant wife and a talking parrot who both witness things hes never seen; and Among the Missing explores how the death of a family, found buckled in their car at the bottom of a lake, casts a shadow on a small town and intrudes upon the narrators relationship with his aging mother. A writer of enormous talent and emotional depth, Dan Chaon mines the psychological landscape of his characters to dazzling effect. Each story radiates with sharp humor, mystery, wonder, and startling compassion. Among the Missing lingers in the mind through its subtle grace and power of language.

Author: Dan Chaon

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 2001-07-03

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ISBN: 0345441621


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