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Review of Watch Me Go – Win a Copy!

March 3, 2015
Watch Me Go-Mark Wisniewski

Watch Me Go-Mark Wisniewski

Mark Wisniewski’s Watch Me Go is a dark punch-to-the-gut story packed with heart-pounding suspense, and glimpses into the corners of humanity where the disenfranchised live. Horses, gambling, and love themes are woven through the fates of both Deesh, a black man from the Bronx, and Jan, a young white woman finding her way in life without a father. Using alternating chapters, Wisniewski tracks Deesh’s and Jan’s seemingly disparate worlds until they eventually collide. Their destinies unfold amidst a background filled with racism and sexism where regrets are plentiful, but where hope occasionally shines a light. Absolutely no one escapes misfortune, but some manage to muster the strength and resiliency to survive and begin again.

Wisniewski’s prose is uniquely powerful, and his story-telling skills are superb. Salman Rushdie described his writing as “Pure, muscular storytelling…irresistible,” and Publishers Weekly gave Watch Me Go a starred review saying, “Outstanding…Wisniewski deftly alternates perspectives and narrative threads…just what fans of literate and nuanced daylight noir will relish.”

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Watch Me Go, email your name and mailing address to Put Watch Me Go Giveaway in the e-mail subject line. Unfortunately, you must reside in the U.S.

I’ll accept entries until midnight on March 6th, 2015—at which time I’ll draw the winning name. Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending giveaway winners copies of the book.

Putnam, 2015

Mark Wisniewski’s fiction has been published in The Best American Short Stories, The Southern Review, Antioch Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. His stories have won a Pushcart Prize and a Tobias Wolff Award, and numerous fellowships in fiction.


The lucky reader who will receive a copy of Watch Me Go is Laurie from Park Rapids, MN. I host Giveaways about once a month so for those of you who didn’t win, please enter the next one. You can find out about them by subscribing to my blog in the box on the right of this post. Don’t worry, I only post 4 or 5 times a month so your inbox won’t be flooded with emails.

  1. kcecelia permalink

    Fascinating. I’m unfamiliar with the work of Wisniewski, but this book sounds extraordinary.

  2. Jim Dunne permalink

    Miss D,
    As I have often remarked: You are the best.

  3. I really want to read this book!

  4. This book is definitely getting attention, deservedly so, from what I can tell. I first came across Mark Wisniewski years ago via a poem of his that appeared in a journal that published a story of mine. I loved the poem and reminded him of it more recently when we connected on Facebook. If it’s online, I’ll send you a link . . . just for a hint at what made his writing appeal to me,

  5. Rita Wisniewski permalink

    An insightful adventure in a narrative that you cannot stop reading…..
    and when you do, you want to know more!!!!!!

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