- 4 of 12 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
- 0 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.
2 current holds with 12 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Smithers Public Library||F GRO (Text)||35101011019176||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||08/08/2018|
- ISBN: 9781594634512 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
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