'This unusual little gem of a book is part comic romp and part nail-biting thriller ... Castle Freeman writes with both wit and a deep understanding of the human psyche, and [he] does not cheat us out of a dramatic climax' -- Guardian. 'Freeman evokes a grimly lyrical tension ... [the] punchy narrative has a mythic dimension yet also incorporates pulp fiction, pop culture references, eccentric humour and memorable characters' --Metro.
'The beauty of this book is in the slow crafting of the story ... It s a domestic sort of 'Deliverance' ... This is a finely written book that only gradually becomes a thriller, and all the while it is essaying something that we may have, indeed, lost forever. Freeman can muse, in a coda, about what this new world is like, but for the short ride of these 160 pages, he enthralls you with the old world. A small marvel' --Crimetime.co.uk. 'Lillian's a little pistol and her journey, narrated by a chorus of drunk hicks, is dripping with suspense' -- Monocle. 'Vividly captures the small-town mentalities portrayed in [The Coen Brothers films] Fargo and No Country for Old Men' --Crack.
'There is a clear moral arc to this storyline, and suspense too. But Go With Me is also a literary novel, with echoes of Deliverance and Cormac McCarthy' -- Wall Street Journal. 'Freeman has a flawless ear for dialogue and a sharp eye for quirky details ... Superb' -- People (Critic's Choice). 'An elegant little thriller about cunning versus cruelty... extremely funny... pure delight... streamlined storytelling, dead-on dialogue, and lyrical descriptions of the bleak, woodsy landscape. This is a meticulous New England miniature, with not a word wasted' -- O, The Oprah Magazine. 'A small masterpiece of black comedy and suspense about a trio of backwoods heroes who embark upon a modern-day quest ... If all novels were this good, Americans would read more' --Kirkus Reviews (starred).
About the Author
Castle Freeman is the award-winning author of two previous novels, a story collection and a collection of essays. He has been the lead essayist for 'The Old Farmer s Almanac' since 1982, and lives in Newfane, Vermont. His previous books include 'My Life and Adventures', 'Judgement Hill' and 'The Bride of Ambrose'. His work has featured in an anthology of Best American Short Stories.