Dan Chaon: Await Your Reply

Await Your Reply - Dan Chaon

Was this book perfect? This book was perfect!!! I loved everything about it. The writing was so spare, barely noticeable but I loved it. The plot: so twisty, but (maybe because of the low-key prose) it didn't feel gimmicky. The characters! I'm pretty sure I was Lucy at 18; I would have cut off my left arm for a George Orson, thank God I never met one. The question of the book, which is whether or a person can change his/her identity and still be the same person, was fascinating. It's a literary mystery, which seems to be becoming my favourite genre. By the end, I wished all the books on my bookshelf could be this one. Recommended.