Save Me, Kurt Cobain

What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might be your real father? Nicola Cavan has been an outsider since age four when her mother vanished from their home in Victoria, British Columbia. Now 15, Nico is determined to find her beautiful, music-obsessed mother. After glimpsing “Cobain” on a ferry from Seattle, Nico follows the man with the blazing blue eyes to a remote Vancouver Island cabin—and her life will never be the same.

Published by Delacorte Press, Random House.


What I really wanted was for him to sing, just for me, preferably “All Apologies.” Then I wanted him to tell me everything he remembered about that night in 1991, and my mother, and her dancing, and her hair, and her laugh. Granted, it had been almost sixteen years, but Cobain didn’t seem that old. He still looked good, despite the scruff, the messy hair, and the years of hard living. It was a bizarre thing to think about your own father, but it was true. If my real father was so beautiful, perhaps one day I could be, too? I did have his eyes.

“Nico, or whatever your name is, I’m done playing.” He rose from the chair and grabbed my forearm, hard. “I can’t have anyone find you here, so you’ve got to leave now.”