The world loves you back, Dan Chaon!
Janet Maslin wrote a splendid review of Dan Chaon's Await Your Reply in The New York Times:
August 20, 2009
BOOKS OF THE TIMES
Who Are These People? Well, That Depends, by JANET MASLIN
AWAIT YOUR REPLY, by Dan Chaon
324 pages. Ballantine Books. $25.
Dan Chaon’s strange, stunning new novel, “Await Your Reply,” is both a ghost story and a valentine. That combination isn’t as peculiar as it sounds. At the end of a book that makes spine-tingling use of shifting, elusive identities, Mr. Chaon takes time to applaud some of the authors whose great, spooky stories have haunted his own memories. His list includes not only the usual suspects (Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien, Shirley Jackson) but also relatively overlooked popular authors like Ira Levin and Thomas Tryon. Flash back to “The Other,” by Mr. Tryon, for a classic tale of scary twins.
You can read the full article here The New York Times.