Now You See Him
Author: Eli Gottlieb
His name was Rob Castor. Quite possibly, you've heard of him. He became a minor cult celebrity in his
early twenties for writing a book of darkly pitch-perfect stories set in a stupid upstate New York town.
About a dozen years later, he murdered his writer-girlfriend and committed suicide....The deaths of Rob
Castor and his girlfriend begin a wrenching and enthrallingly suspenseful story that mines the explosive
terrains of love and paternity, marriage and its delicate intricacies, family secrets and how they fester over
time, and ultimately the true nature of loyalty and trust, friendship and envy, deception and
manipulation.As the media takes hold of this sensational crime, a series of unexpected revelations
unleashes hidden truths in the lives of those closest to Rob. At the center of this driving narrative is Rob's
childhood best friend, Nick Framingham, whose ten-year marriage to his college sweetheart is faltering.
Shocked by Rob's death, Nick begins to reevaluate his own life and his past, and as he does so, a fault
line opens up beneath him, leading him all the way to the novel's startling conclusion.In this ambitious
and thrilling novel, award-winning author Eli Gottlieb—with extraordinarily luxuriant and evocative prose—
takes us deep into the human psyche, where the most profound of secrets are kept.
Eli Gottlieb's The Boy Who Went Away won the prestigious Rome Prize and the 1998 McKitterick Prize
from the British Society of Authors. It also received extraordinary notices and was a New York Times
Notable book. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.