You Know Where to Find Me

Plot – After Laura’s suicide her cousin Miles, and family and friends grieve. 


Rachel Cohn likes words, she likes to play with words.  I guess I knew that from Gingerbread – Cyd Charise’s constant patter, but it was easy to forget in light of the plot.  Which is interesting because that love of language is what makes Gingerbread seem like cotton candy, when really it is more than spun sugar and air.   
But in You Know Where to Find Me – there isn’t any cotton candy.  It is heavy and sad, and the words weigh you down.  And yet, lift you up because Rachel Cohn likes language, and she spins this story with more words than may be strictly necessary to tell the plot, but that are like the humid weather of DC in the summer, inescapable and oppressive, and yet integral to the moment.  

This isn’t really a book that blew my socks off – but there was a moment when I stopped and thought – Damn! she likes language, and it is refreshing to read someone who likes language enough to engage with it for tone, mood, atmosphere.


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