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Florida by [Groff, Lauren]

Florida Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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"Florida is a magnificent collection, executed with tremendous depth and precision, unsettling in the best possible way. Lauren Groff is a virtuoso." (Emily St John Mandel, author of Station Eleven)

"Don’t tell yourself you don’t like short stories, because these are not to be missed. The book is deep and dark and resonant. Every story plays in some way on the others and in the end the total is worth even more than the sum of its beautiful parts." (Ann Patchett)

"It’s beautiful. It’s giving me rich, grand nightmares." (Eva Wiseman Observer)

"Florida feels innovative and terribly relevant. Any one of its stories is a bracing read; together they form a masterpiece." (Stylist)

"This is what she shows in story after story: a heroic pushback against the way we live now, against waste, against the artificial environments in which we find ourselves maintained by corporations, but equally against the pressures on women to be flawless, effortlessly excellent mothers, wives, sisters, lovers, friends, within this dire state of affairs … Groff’s lyrical and oblique stories catch these women in the midst of becoming aware of their complicity in perpetuating these narratives – to which their response is to walk, flee, or conversely refuse to budge, as in the dazzlingly apocalyptic ‘Eyewall’ … The hot, humid Floridian atmosphere hangs over all the stories … Every woman, every snake, is fighting back against the laws of nature, and the human-made Eden that threatens to imprison, or end, them all." (Guardian)

About the Author

Lauren Groff is the author of three New York Times bestselling novels – Fates and Furies (named by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015), The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia – as well as the story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Groff’s fiction has won the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/O. Henry Award, among others, and has been shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2017, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. Her stories have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, the Atlantic, One Story and Ploughshares, and in several of the annual The Best New American Stories anthologies. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and two sons.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2297 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (5 Jun. 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B076CSR3BJ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,078 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsRunning through the palmettos
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5.0 out of 5 starsAn Extraordinary, Emotionally Intense Collection of Stories
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2.0 out of 5 starsIt’s not’s me.
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4.0 out of 5 starsMind-Bending Short Stories Set in Florida
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3.0 out of 5 starsBeautifully Written but Too Sad and Sometimes Felt Unfinsihed
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