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Sleepwalk: a novel
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Published:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
303 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
6 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Description

“[Chaon] does madcap well and likes his characters, even the killers — especially the killers.”
The New York Times Book Review

An Indie Next pick for June 2022
Named a Best Book of Spring by Esquire

Named a Best Book of Summer by The Chicago Tribune
Named a Best Book of May by The Philadelphia Inquirer

An NPR "Book of the Day"
A USA Today "Must Read"

Named one of the "27 Books We Can't Wait to Read This Winter" by Thrillist


A high speed and darkly comic road trip through a near future America with a big hearted mercenary, from beloved and acclaimed novelist Dan Chaon.


Sleepwalk’s hero, Will Bear, is a man with so many aliases that he simply thinks of himself as the Barely Blur. At fifty years old, he’s been living off the grid for over half his life. He’s never had a real job, never paid taxes, never been in a committed relationship. A good-natured henchman with a complicated and lonely past and a passion for LSD microdosing, he spends his time hopscotching across state lines in his beloved camper van, running sometimes shady often dangerous errands for a powerful and ruthless operation he’s never troubled himself to learn too much about. He has lots of connections, but no true ties. His longest relationships are with an old rescue dog that has post-traumatic stress and a childhood friend as deeply entrenched in the underworld as he is, who, lately, he’s less and less sure he can trust.

Out of the blue, one of Will's many burner phones heralds a call from a twenty-year-old woman claiming to be his biological daughter. She says she’s the product of one of his long-ago sperm donations; he’s half certain she’s AI. She needs his help. She’s entrenched in a widespread and nefarious plot involving Will’s employers, and for Will to continue to have any contact with her increasingly fuzzes the line between the people he is working for and the people he’s running from.

With his signature blend of haunting emotional realism and fast-paced intrigue, Dan Chaon populates his fractured America with characters who ring all too true. Gazing both back to the past and forward to an inevitable-enough-seeming future, Sleepwalk examines where we’ve been and where we’re going and the connections that bind us, no matter how far we travel to dodge them or how cleverly we hide.

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Status
Last Check-In
Ashland Adult Fiction
CHAON
In Transit
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Cable Adult Fiction
FIC CHA
Due Jun 27, 2022
Hayward Adult And Young Adult Fiction
NEW CHA
Due Jul 5, 2022
Mercer Adult Fiction
F CHA
On Holdshelf
Shell Lake Adult Fiction
FIC CHAON
Due Jul 16, 2022
Superior Adult Fiction
NEW FICTION Chaon, Dan
Due Jul 15, 2022
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250175212, 1250175216

Notes

Description
Sleepwalk’s hero, Will Bear, is a man with so many aliases that he simply thinks of himself as the Barely Blur. At fifty years old, he’s been living off the grid for over half his life. He’s never had a real job, never paid taxes, never been in a committed relationship. A good-natured henchman with a complicated and lonely past and a passion for LSD microdosing, he spends his time hopscotching across state lines in his beloved camper van, running sometimes shady often dangerous errands for a powerful and ruthless operation he’s never troubled himself to learn too much about. He has lots of connections, but no true ties. His longest relationships are with an old rescue dog that has post-traumatic stress and a childhood friend as deeply entrenched in the underworld as he is, who, lately, he’s less and less sure he can trust. Out of the blue, one of Will's many burner phones heralds a call from a twenty-year-old woman claiming to be his biological daughter. She says she’s the product of one of his long-ago sperm donations; he’s half certain she’s AI. She needs his help. She’s entrenched in a widespread and nefarious plot involving Will’s employers, and for Will to continue to have any contact with her increasingly fuzzes the line between the people he is working for and the people he’s running from. With his signature blend of haunting emotional realism and fast-paced intrigue, Dan Chaon populates his fractured America with characters who ring all too true. Gazing both back to the past and forward to an inevitable-enough-seeming future, Sleepwalk examines where we’ve been and where we’re going and the connections that bind us, no matter how far we travel to dodge them or how cleverly we hide.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Chaon, D. (2022). Sleepwalk: a novel. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Chaon, Dan. 2022. Sleepwalk: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Chaon, Dan, Sleepwalk: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Chaon, Dan. Sleepwalk: A Novel. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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