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You Remind Me of Me By Dan Chaon

You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon

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'What a writer! Dan Chaon is going to have a breathtaking literary career!' Peter Straub

You Remind Me of Me Summary

You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon

Jonah Doyle is six years old. He lives with his mother, his grandfather and their dog Elizabeth in a yellow house in South Dakota. It is a house full of tensions, for Jonah's grandfather is old and tired, and his mother often doesn't want to talk at all. And then one sunny day in early spring, when the snow has mostly melted, a terrible accident occurs that will change the course of Jonah's life. That same spring, hundreds of miles away, Troy Timmens is growing up in a very different world. He spends his afternoons at his cousins' house, watching older teenagers smoking marijuana, pretending to be uninterested. When he is ten, he receives his first kiss. When asked how it feels to be adopted, he hardly knows how to answer, for he rarely thinks about it. He is perfectly happy with his life as it is. Over the course of this spellbinding novel, the secret connections that link Troy and Jonah are gradually revealed. You Remind Me of Me is an unforgettable story about the extraordinary lives of seemingly 'ordinary' people.

You Remind Me of Me Reviews

'Mesmerising debut ... You Remind Me Of Me imparts a deeply moving empathy for lives gone sorely awry' -- The Times 'A heartbreakingly beautiful look at the architecture of thwarted desire and the rampant destruction that minor incidents can wreak upon the seemingly most ordinary of lives.' -- The Spectator 20050830 'Dan Chaon has constructed a remarkable debut novel ... You Remind Me of Me is a beautifully written exploration of the emotional paths chosen by rootless people desperate to hold on' -- Literary Review 20050830 'Remarkable ... Chaon has written an apparently claustrophobic novel that feels paradoxically large, generous and, ultimately, quite moving' -- Washington Post 20050830 'A remarkable first novel ... Not only satisfying but devastating' -- Editor's Choice, Entertainment Weekly 20050830 'Chaon's achievement is to rescue his characters from oblivion and make their lives seem as real as our own' -- New York Times Book Review 20050830 'A Chinese box of a novel, full of hidden pleasures and surprises' -- Elizabeth McCracken, author of 'The Giant's House' 20050830 'Hypnotic ... haunting ... A lovely, insinuating book with a special staying power ' -- New York Times Book Review 20050830 'Gritty, moving and memorable' -- Daily Mail 20060714 'A remarkable first novel ...Not only satisfying but devastating' -- Calire Allfree, Metro 20060714 "The author can make even inconsequential details seem vividly real. The result is a novel that is absorbing from beginning to end' -- The Times 20060714 'Chaon's writing is quite simply wonderful...a really good novel' -- Independent on Sunday 20060820

About Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon's short story collection 'Among the Missing' met with widespread acclaim on publication in the US, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 'You Remind Me of Me' is Chaon's first novel, and his first book to be published in the UK. He lives in Ohio, USA, with his wife and two sons.

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You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon
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