Florida

ISBN9780525536260
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJune 5, 2018
Pages275
AuthorLauren Groff
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Florida

Lauren Groff

PAPERBACK

June 5, 2018

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In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place 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.

Buy Florida by Lauren Groff at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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Lauren Groff

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ISBN9780525536260
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJune 5, 2018
Pages275
AuthorLauren Groff
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

Read our #FullyBooked reviews here and here.

In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place 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.

Buy Florida by Lauren Groff at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Think of the stories in Lauren Groff's collection Florida as gems. You'll want to revisit them over and over, and see how you'll react to them under different circumstances, different slants of light. But on a more basic level: Each story is exquisite."

– Refinery29

"Groff fans will recognize the descriptive zest instantly. . . raw, danger-riddled, linguistically potent pieces. They unsettle their readers at every pass . . . A literary tour de force of precariousness set in a blistering place, a state shaped like a gun."

– Kirkus

"A humid closeness that makes every twist of fate and new character feel intimately familiar . . . Each tale contains Groff's signature mixture of poetic beauty and visceral poignancy."

– Harper's Bazaar