FIND ME doesn’t hit the shelves for another two weeks but people are already going nuts for this “unforgettable and, against all odds, unique tale.” And since we published Laura van den Berg’s last story collection, The Isle of Youth, as an FSG Original we’re going to jump right on in this parade and celebrate one of the family!
So what’s the word on the street?
“Find Me eases into itself, and the deeper we venture into it, the more glorious the book becomes in its embodiment of doubt and self-scrutiny. Because, whether faced with abandonment or a nationwide pandemic, the question we all, as people, return to is pure. . .Van den Berg’s debut is a keen examination of trying to live under the weight of that choice, and the weight of all else we can’t choose. . . Van den Berg’s dystopian debut novel blossoms into a timeless chronicle of self-discovery.” —Time Out New York
“Spellbinding. . . Find Me is crafted to be consumed in small sips, though with a novel so full of mystery and surprise, the temptation is to gulp. Chapters are broken into short sections that jump between Joy’s rocky adolescence and the present, yet feel rich and immersive. The book’s second act is pleasurably unpredictable as we encounter oddball characters and bizarre situations . . . but here we also feel van den Berg digging deeper, delivering a mesmerizing and emotional experience that invites readers to, like Joy, savor life.” —Kelly Luce, O magazine
“Van den Berg’s dystopian debut is a haunting exploration of loneliness.” —Steph Opitz, Marie Claire.
“Marvelous.”—Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair
Even reading list’s are hungry for this “delving story of courage, persistence, and hope:”
Cosmopolitan magazine listed FIND ME as a “hot read” in their February issue; Buzzfeed included it in their list of “27 Of The Most Exciting New Books Of 2015;” BBC named it one of their “Ten Books To Read In 2015;” The Millions named FIND ME one of the “most anticipated” books of 2015; The Huffington Post named it one of the 2015 books they “can’t wait to read”...and the list goes on!
So take note word-lovers! Laura van den Berg’s debut novel is definitely “one to watch for.”