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"James Fenimore Cooper first saw the possibilities of moving the knights errant of medieval Europe to New England's woods, and now Castle Freeman Jr. performs an equally radical transplant with Go With Me, his oddly witty tale of a damsel in distress." Ron Charles, The Washington Post Book World (read the entire Washington Post Book World review)

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The Vermont hill country is the stark, vivid setting for this gripping and entertaining story of bold determination. The local villain, Blackway, is making life hellish for Lillian, a young woman from parts elsewhere. Her boyfriend has fled the state in fear, and local law enforcement can do nothing to protect her. She resolves, however, to stand her ground, and to fight back. A pair of unlikely allies — Lester, a crafty old-timer, and Nate, a powerful but naive youth — join her cause, understanding that there is no point in taking up the challenge unless you're willing to "go through." In this modern-day drama, a kind of Greek chorus — wry, witty, digressive; obsessively, amusingly reminiscent; skeptical, opinionated, and not always entirely sober — enriches the telling of this unforgettable tale as the reader follows the threesome’s progress on their dangerous, suspenseful quest.

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"Like its young heroine, Lillian, Freeman's trim powerhouse is 'a pistol.' The novelist and Old Farmer's Almanac essayist sets this story of grim purpose in a rural Vermont of logging, lumber mills and 'Lost Towns' beyond the reach of the law. Threatened by the locally notorious villain Blackway, who has smashed her car window and killed her cat, Lillian turns to the sheriff. Unable to offer her legal protection, he sends her to a derelict sawmill where the wheelchair-bound Whizzer Boot holds court to a Greek chorus-like circle of beer-drinking locals. When Lillian refuses to leave town in the face of Blackway's threats, Whizzer assigns fearless young Nate and crafty old Lester to go with her to find him. Over the course of a single day, they venture deep into the sparsely inhabited territory and outlaw criminality of the Lost Towns. Knowing that as they get close they 'got to be ready to go all the way through,' they meet menace and violence head-on. Nate's brawn, Lester's cunning and Lillian's stolid determination lead them to a late-night confrontation with Blackway that is as startling as it is inevitable. Freeman's beautifully cadenced dialogue is rich with humor, philosophic depth and a near-mythic sensibility." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Chivalry isn't dead; it has just retreated to the backwoods of Vermont. Far beyond the range of leaf-peepers, quaint B&Bs and wealthy liberals lie millions of acres of dark forest, the kind of rich soil that chivalric romance has grown in for centuries. James Fenimore Cooper first saw the possibilities of moving the knights errant of medieval Europe to New England's woods, and now Castle Freeman... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"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 Review)

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"This gem of a novel by Vermont author Freeman may bring him the larger audience he so richly deserves....Freeman turns this fablelike story into a surprisingly suspenseful showdown. And the artful cutaways to the old-timers' priceless, extremely funny conversations add another level of richness to the tale." Booklist

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"Go With Me is a terrifying and darkly funny mystery ride through the cold and foreboding New England woods. In prose as sharp and cold as winter stars, Castle Freeman has rendered an unforgettable place and people carried on a story that won't let you go, first word to last. His D. B., Coop, and Whizzer are characters I don't think I will ever forget." Bret Lott

Review:

"[An] elegant little thriller about cunning versus cruelty, set in a rural Vermont town that time forgot....[E]xtremely funny...pure delight...thanks to Freeman's 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 Magazine

Review:

"[L]oose and funny and, at a few key junctures, righteously bloody. The book takes just a few hours to read — about the running time of the swell indie movie someone should make from this offbeat charmer." Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

Castle Freeman Jr. is the award-winning author of five other books, including his most recent novel (2009) All That I Have. He has been a regular essayist for The Old Farmers Almanac since 1982, and lives in Newfane, Vermont.

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Larry Robinson, February 22, 2008 (view all comments by Larry Robinson)
This is a truly wonderful and surprising book. It's a short but powerful book about a woman, Lillian, in a small Vermont town being terrorized by the local hard case. She approaches the sheriff, but he says he can't help her. However, he does send her to see some men who might be able to do something. With few questions asked, two men agree to take care of her problem. The story unfolds over the course of one day and night. Violence is hinted at on almost every page though, when it occurs it is neither draw out nor gratuitous. In the end a very powerful book, and a very powerful message.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781586421397
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Freeman, Castle
Author:
Freeman, Castle, Jr.
Author:
Freeman, Castle, Jr.
Publisher:
Steerforth
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Vermont
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.08x5.84x.65 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Steerforth Press - English 9781586421397 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like its young heroine, Lillian, Freeman's trim powerhouse is 'a pistol.' The novelist and Old Farmer's Almanac essayist sets this story of grim purpose in a rural Vermont of logging, lumber mills and 'Lost Towns' beyond the reach of the law. Threatened by the locally notorious villain Blackway, who has smashed her car window and killed her cat, Lillian turns to the sheriff. Unable to offer her legal protection, he sends her to a derelict sawmill where the wheelchair-bound Whizzer Boot holds court to a Greek chorus-like circle of beer-drinking locals. When Lillian refuses to leave town in the face of Blackway's threats, Whizzer assigns fearless young Nate and crafty old Lester to go with her to find him. Over the course of a single day, they venture deep into the sparsely inhabited territory and outlaw criminality of the Lost Towns. Knowing that as they get close they 'got to be ready to go all the way through,' they meet menace and violence head-on. Nate's brawn, Lester's cunning and Lillian's stolid determination lead them to a late-night confrontation with Blackway that is as startling as it is inevitable. Freeman's beautifully cadenced dialogue is rich with humor, philosophic depth and a near-mythic sensibility." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "James Fenimore Cooper first saw the possibilities of moving the knights errant of medieval Europe to New England's woods, and now Castle Freeman Jr. performs an equally radical transplant with Go With Me, his oddly witty tale of a damsel in distress." (read the entire Washington Post Book World review)
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "This gem of a novel by Vermont author Freeman may bring him the larger audience he so richly deserves....Freeman turns this fablelike story into a surprisingly suspenseful showdown. And the artful cutaways to the old-timers' priceless, extremely funny conversations add another level of richness to the tale."
"Review" by , "Go With Me is a terrifying and darkly funny mystery ride through the cold and foreboding New England woods. In prose as sharp and cold as winter stars, Castle Freeman has rendered an unforgettable place and people carried on a story that won't let you go, first word to last. His D. B., Coop, and Whizzer are characters I don't think I will ever forget."
"Review" by , "[An] elegant little thriller about cunning versus cruelty, set in a rural Vermont town that time forgot....[E]xtremely funny...pure delight...thanks to Freeman's 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."
"Review" by , "[L]oose and funny and, at a few key junctures, righteously bloody. The book takes just a few hours to read — about the running time of the swell indie movie someone should make from this offbeat charmer."
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