By Eli Gottlieb
His identify was once Rob Castor. relatively in all likelihood, you may have heard of him. He grew to become a minor cult famous person in his early twenties for writing a e-book of darkly pitch-perfect tales set in a silly upstate big apple city. a few dozen years later, he murdered his writer-girlfriend and devoted suicide. . . . The deaths of Rob Castor and his female friend start a wrenching and enthrallingly suspenseful tale that mines the explosive terrains of affection and paternity, marriage and its smooth intricacies, relatives secrets and techniques and the way they fester through the years, and finally the real nature of loyalty and belief, friendship and envy, deception and manipulation. because the media takes carry of this sensational crime, a chain of unforeseen revelations unleashes hidden truths within the lives of these closest to Rob. on the middle of this riding narrative is Rob's adolescence ally, Nick Framingham, whose ten-year marriage to his university sweetheart is faltering. stunned by way of Rob's loss of life, Nick starts to reevaluate his personal existence and his prior, and as he does so, a fault line opens up underneath him, major him all of the method to the novel's startling end. during this bold and exciting novel, award-winning writer Eli Gottlieb—with terribly luxuriant and evocative prose—takes us deep into the human psyche, the place the main profound of secrets and techniques are saved.
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47 ness that had ﬁrst brought us together as undergrads, but because both of us, in a way, kept the other in some deep reserve space from which they functioned as both a comfort and a goad. I’ve often thought of Lucy in that period as something like those dreamy, mysterious planes that make up the Strategic Air Command. No one sees them; their exact whereabouts are a mystery, but the fact of them, even abstractly, gives (or used to) a certain undeniable comfort to worried minds. When we met again, I can’t remember who it was who called whom to set things up.
Lucy was sitting at the kitchen table reading a novel. ” I placed my jacket on a kitchen chair and headed toward the fridge. Inside the lit box, in a far corner, my dinner sat sweating on a plate under a sheet of plastic wrap. Wordlessly I removed it and set it on the table. “Except for Lanahan Hopwith,” I added, but she was already reabsorbed in her novel and did not look up. I said no more and calmly began to eat. Because we married fairly young, Lucy and I, we ran out of things to say early on, and were quickly forced to develop an accommodation with the deep silence at the .
And then, for several weeks, he dropped completely out of sight, even to Mac, who tried repeatedly to raise him on the phone, and ﬁnally trekked all the way down to his smelly neighborhood and banged on the door, only to be ignored. No one to this day is certain what he did in that period, actually, but we can imagine him sitting for days in his miserable loud apartment as time slowed to a collection of long, slow thuds, like a heartbeat dwindling, and he stared out the window at the ceaseless cycling of city life.
Now You See Him: A Novel by Eli Gottlieb