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You Came Back: A Novel by [Christopher Coake]
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"When I finished the last page of Christopher's Coake's amazing new novel, I set the book down with a sense of wonder. There's a ghost in this story, to be sure, but this remarkable author is less concerned with the supernatural than with the all-too-too real specters that haunt us all-the ghosts of our former selves, the ghosts of the lives we might have lived had just a few things turned out differently. YOU CAME BACK will stay with me forever. What an incredible writer." (Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There and I'm Looking Through You )

"Sometimes when you're reading these stories, you forget to breathe...They're beautifully written, and they have bottom, but they're never dull and they all contain striking and dramatic narrative ideas." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Nick Hornby, author of A Long Way Down, in The Believer )

"Uncanny, clear-eyed...[Coake] is wildly engaging as he explores one theme--love in the face of harrowing death (or near-death)--from seemingly every angle. A-." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Entertainment Weekly )

"In his striking debut collection, Coake considers how character is revealed under pressure...With unadorned but dramatic, economical prose, Coake explores the human capacity for altruism and cowardice in these high-stakes tales." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Publisher's Weekly )

"Gripping reading from a talented newcomer." (Praise for We're in Trouble) (Booklist )
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About the Author

Christopher Coake is the author of We're In Trouble, which was chosen for the PEN/Bingham Award of 2005. In addition, Coake was among "Granta's Best of Young American Novelists" in 2007. His stories have been published in several literary journals. A native Hoosier, he received his M.F.A. in fiction from Ohio State University. He now lives in Reno, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Nevada.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005UK9PHE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (June 12, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 12, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1163 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 421 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

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3.9 out of 5 stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars okay....but not a ghost book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2012
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1.0 out of 5 stars Here is the chase, could you please cut to it?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2012
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Julie Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed by the novel itself but not the supplier or quality of the book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 21, 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Story of being lost in the present because of heartbreak in the past
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2015
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Paul A. Oliva
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Reviewed in Canada on October 13, 2013
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