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Stay Awake

Stories

Stay Awake

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Stay Awake

Stay Awake

Stories

Audio Library Digital

02/07/2012

470 minutes

9781611205176

Audio Retail Digital

02/07/2012

470 minutes

9781611205183

Audio CD

02/07/2012

7 Audio CD

470 minutes

9781611205152

Audio MP3 CD

02/07/2012

1 Audio MP3 CD

470 minutes

9781611205190

Playaway

02/07/2012

470 minutes

9781611205206

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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.

Quotes:

Starred review. With this arresting collection, Chaon again demonstrates his mastery of the short story...brings readers fantastically close, slowly drawing them into the anxiety or loneliness or remorse of his characters, and building great anticipation for the twists to come., Publisher's Weekly

...an unflinching look at the worst kinds of human pain...Chaon has a rare gift for creating characters who are complex, unique and real, and he depicts the weight and strain of their trauma with sensitivity, authenticity and, sometimes, terror...He elucidates, flawlessly, the worst part of grief..., NPR

These tales of the destructive fallout of fractured families offer a superbly disquieting demonstration of the uneasy power of horror fiction., New York Times

...truly unnerving...You're reading on the edge of your seat, and at the same time, you experience our universal yearning for love and connection - and the ways we're haunted - in ways you might not have considered before., Reader's Digest

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner. ...one of those books that is more effective in audiobook form because of its first-rate narration...by Kirby Heyborne. He employs a calm, measured delivery to elicit that pleasurable queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach...the best of horror fiction...extraordinarily disturbing - in a good way!, AudioFile Magazine

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