Among the Missing by Dan Chaon

By Dan Chaon

During this haunting, bracing new assortment, Dan Chaon stocks tales of fellows, ladies, and kids who stay some distance outdoors the yankee Dream, whereas pondering which determination, which course, or which coincidence introduced them to this position. Chaon mines the mental panorama of his characters to outstanding influence. every one tale radiates with sharp humor, secret, ask yourself, and startling compassion. one of the lacking lingers within the brain via its sophisticated grace and gear of language.

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Her existence, which was never central, is merely erased, ensuring that she will not be part of the family's story. This family has been both created and destroyed through the power of public adulation. The family's actual destruction enables its power to endure, as it is transmuted into myth. Kane's revision of the myth, however, introduces an element of subversion with the character of Strophe. Strophe, which means literally to turn, is, in a world of egos gone mad, the only one who listens to others.

Lulu vividly describes to Robbie a random murder she witnessed in a convenience shop, which left her spattered with blood and haunted with guilt, but he does not understand how this event has changed her sense of self. The lack of shared contexts impairs understanding of others' stories, as can be seen when Brian relates the plot of The Lion King as though it were a completely original story, while Lulu anticipates its incidents by drawing from a cultural reservoir of which Brian seems completely ignorant.

Cate, propelled into fits of stuttering and fainting by stress, seeks in the bed the comfort associated with a parent's reassurance after a bad dream. To Ian, who lives in a continual nightmare of real or imagined threat, the bed is an area in which he can assert his will securely. As implied in the dialogue, Ian rapes Cate vaginally and anally during their night together, extending his territorial power to her body. In the morning, Cate reasserts her separateness by ripping Ian's jacket, clamping her teeth on his penis during oral sex, and locking herself in the bathroom.

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