Florida
Lauren Groff
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275 pages

A collection of stories spanning centuries of time in mercurial Florida examines the decisions and connections behind life-changing events in characters ranging from two abandoned sisters to a conflicted family woman.

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May 21, 2019, Riverhead Books
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Florida
2019, Penguin Random House
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Florida
2018
in English
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Florida
2018-06-05, Books on Tape
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Florida
2018
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Florida
2018, Penguin Random House
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Florida
2018, Penguin Random House
in English
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Florida
2018
in English - First large print edition.

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Florida

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Work Description

In her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edges of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature. Among those navigating it all are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple; a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character – a steely and conflicted wife and mother.

The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

Winner of the Story Prize. Finalist for the National Book Award, Kirkus Prize, and Southern Book Prize. Stories from this collection previously appeared in Best American Short Stories 2014, 2016, and 2017, the 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, PEN/ O. Henry Prize Stories 2012, The New Yorker, Tin House, Subtropics, American Short Fiction, Esquire, and in Granta’s 2017 Best of Young American Novelists issue. Named one of the best books of 2018 by over two dozen publications. Published in thirteen foreign markets.
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Contains:
Ghosts and Empties
At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
Dogs Go Wolf
Midnight Zone
Eyewall
For the God of Love, for the Love of God
Salvador
Flower Hunters
Above and Below
Snake Stories
Yport

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I have somehow become a woman who yells, and because I do not want to be a woman who yells, whose little children walk around with frozen, watchful faces, I have taken to lacing on my running shoes after dinner and going out into the twilit streets for a walk, leaving the undressing and sluicing and reading and singing and tucking in one of the boys to my husband, a man who does not yell.
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Florida

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A collection of stories spanning centuries of time in mercurial Florida examines the decisions and connections behind life-changing events in characters ranging from two abandoned sisters to a conflicted family woman.

Table of Contents

Ghosts and empties
At the round earth's imagined corners
Dogs go wolf
The midnight zone
Eyewall
For the god of love, for the love of god
Salvador
Flower hunters
Above and below
Snake stories
Yport.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3607.R6344 A6 2018

The Physical Object

Pagination
275 pages
Number of pages
275

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26955786M
ISBN 10
1594634513
ISBN 13
9781594634512
LC Control Number
2017042916
OCLC/WorldCat
1003273325

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