Dan Chaon (États-Unis)

Dan Chaon
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Originally from Nebraska, Dan Chaon has written Among The Missing, You remind Me of Me and Await Your Reply, which have all received strong critical acclaim in France. He teaches at the University of Cleveland. 


Une douce lueur de malveillance

Editions Albin Michel
Septembre 2018
Traduit par Hélène Fournier

(Ill Will)

Dustin Tillman works as a psychologist in a Cleveland suburb. Thirty years earlier, part of his family was brutally murdered, a crime for which his adoptive brother was convicted, in part through Dustin’s testimony. When Dustin finds out that his brother will be released from jail thanks to DNA tests which clear him, it comes as a lightning strike. At the same time, Dustin takes an interest in stories about some suspicious deaths that one of his patients – a former policeman on sick leave- tells him. The psychologist decides to conduct an investigation, which soon puts his family in danger.

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