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.
|Publisher:||The Permanent Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
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.
Lisa Flanagan is a classically trained soprano, comedian, voiceover artist, and Earphones Award-winning narrator.
Patrick Cullen (a.k.a. John Lescault), a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works in theater.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A thoughtful story and a quick easy read
I was tethered to the novel, Do Not Find Me by Kathleen Novak, from page 1. Not quite perfect characters, not all likeable characters, but you will become immersed in the profound narrative that lies between the book cover. I especially liked the way the novel is structured, roving between the heart of Manhattan, New York and Lost Lake in Northern Minnesota. Yes, there is a Lost Lake southeast of Eveleth, Minnesota. The lake is stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass, and northern pike. The lake is 44 feet deep at its maximum depth and covers 107 square acres. I was interrupted once during my reading session, when my brother asked me, "Aren't we going to eat?" Translated: Aren't you going to cook something to eat? And, when he asked me, "what are you reading?" And my firm reply, "Do Not Find Me." It was the look on his face that told me he thought I made up the title.