Lost. There are twelve short stories in a new collection from Dan Chaon titled, Stay Awake. The characters in these stories are people facing disorientation, loss and situations that are weird. Readers who like psychological tension in fiction are those most likely to enjoy this collection. Life is messy, bad things happen, and the story ends. Readers are left uncertain about resolution. The unsettled nature of the story also leaves the reader somewhat unsettled. Try a story or two. If you like one, you’re likely to enjoy the others.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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