A young woman recently relocated to a tiny Vermont logging town, Lillian is menaced by a mysterious stalker named Blackway. This one man-who kills her cat, forces her boyfriend to flee the state in terror, and silently threatens her very existence-is a force little understood by the local figures to whom she turns for help. Yet, in this spare and powerful tale, Lillian enlists the powerful brute Nate and the curmudgeonly Lester to take the fight to her tormenter as a raggedy quartet of town elders ponders her likely fate. With simple strength and extraordinary force, Go with Me is a riveting modern fable of good provoked to resist evil.
"Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy...Go With Me is at once wry, primal, epic and impossible to put down. I'm telling you the same thing I told the writer Richard Price: You must read this." Charles Bock, bestselling author of BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, on NPR's "You Must Read This"
Castle Freeman Jr. is the award-winning author of two previous novels, a story collection, and a collection of essays. A regular contributor to The Old Farmer's Almanac since 1982, he lives in Newfane, Vermont, with his wife, Alice.