Do Not Find Me by Kathleen Novak audiobook

Do Not Find Me

By Kathleen Novak
Read by Lisa Flanagan and John Lescault

Blackstone Publishing 9781579624279
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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 in hopes of seeing 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.

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Summary

Summary

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 in hopes of seeing 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Do Not Find Me] bores deeply into the complexities of family and the often unfulfilling pursuit of love…It’s a suspenseful and gracefully told tale that will demand a loyal audience.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“[In] this deeply felt contemporary novel..Novak’s writing is at its most textured and incisive revealing Meggie’s psyche as she re-evaluates her life as a daughter and as a wife in a loveless and remote marriage…Novak’s engaging story and elegant prose make for a worthwhile read.” Publishers Weekly
“A taut and beguiling meditation on love, loss, secrets, and silences. Tender and intricately written, this well-crafted novel is poetic, evocative, and beautiful.” Kirkus Reviews
“Novak plumbs the mysteries at the heart of those we think we know best…even at the heart of ourselves.” Faith Sullivan, author of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Novak

Author Bio: Kathleen Novak

Kathleen Novak is a poet and writer who grew up on the iron-mining range of northern Minnesota, the granddaughter of Italian and Croatian immigrants. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she is the author of the highly praised novel Do Not Find Me, released in 2016. Her poems have been published in small literary magazines nationally and have won recognition in contests as diverse as the AAUW and New York Public Radio. Her writing is fueled by her colorful family history, her love of art, old tunes and cooking. Ms. Novak lives in Minneapolis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English