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Stay Awake - Stories

Dan Chaon

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.

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.
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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

7h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

53:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

55:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:31