Laura Van Den Berg’s ‘Find Me’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 20, 2015 6:40 PM

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Laura Van Den Berg’s ‘Find Me’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

The lure of escape beckons, seduces and often overpowers us. Joy, the 19-year-old protagonist of Laura Van Den Berg’s new novel, practically embodies the idea, whether she’s fleeing foster homes or disconnecting from life via cough-medicine highs.

When Find Me opens, Joy has seized the opportunity to escape anew, this time from a United States beleaguered by a sickness that erases people’s memories before turning them silver and swiftly taking their lives. Van Den Berg’s set-up, coming on the heels of fears over Ebola outbreaks, is topical an...

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