Do Not Find Me

Do Not Find Me

Book - 2016
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"As a young man, Gigi Paulo arrives in New York and is immediately drawn to a girl he sees in a bar near Penn Station. Before he can approach her, she is gone. He returns to the bar for weeks, hoping to see her again, dreams of her at night and searches the crowds for her face. Quiet and careful, he is not the type to become obsessed by a stranger. But obsessed he is. Two years later he meets her at a party. Her name is Corrine. She seems to like his cooking and the blues albums he collects, but she never stays with him for long. As he discovers the secrets and violence of her life, Gigi finds himself unable to rescue her and barely able to save himself. He flees New York, but his obsession with Corrine follows him, even when he returns to his home in northern Minnesota, where he marries, has a daughter, and fishes the deep, quiet lakes he knows so well. After he dies, his daughter uncovers her father's desire for this unknown woman, leaving her to question the inherent perils of his life as well as her own. Dark and poetic, Do Not Find Me moves between the voices of Gigi Paulo and his daughter with a compelling grace, its haunting undercurrents remaining long after the story has ended"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY : The Permanent Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781579624279
Branch Call Number: FICTION Novak, Kathleen
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 23 cm


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Nov 07, 2016

Minnesota writer Katherine Novak debut novel finds the daughter of a recently deceased father puzzling over a scrap of paper he’s saved with the words ‘Do not find me’ written on it. Written in current time Northern Minnesota and in 1960s New York City, we learn of her father’s love of an enigmatic young woman.

Author also has published works of poetry; the short sections that make up the text of daughter Meg’s solitary ruminations are elegiac. But, the story lost credibility for me as I got to the final chapters. Interesting characters though.

ArapahoeAlice Sep 19, 2016

Dark romantic story about man who is in love with flawed woman for many years. The writing is beautiful, and I would recommend this to fans of Beatriz Williams.

Jun 18, 2016

Minnesota connection. Interesting in that you want to know what happens next. Lovely father/daughter relationship. But in the end, not a happy read.


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