Florida

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Price
$22.95  $21.34
Publisher
Triquarterly Books
Publish Date
Pages
152
Dimensions
5.82 X 0.73 X 8.8 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780810151505
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About the Author
CHRISTINE SCHUTT is the author of the novel Florida (Northwestern, 2004), a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction, and Nightwork (Dalkey Archive, 2000), a collection of short stories named by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement. Her work, which has garnered an O. Henry Prize and a Pushcart Prize, is published widely in literary journals. Her new short-story collection A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer is forthcoming from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in 2005. Schutt lives and teaches in New York City.
Reviews
"This is a portrait of bravery and this is the portrait of an artist. When Schutt grinds her pen against the ground, we expect it to bleed." --Diane Williams, author of Romancer Erector

"Writing with razor-sharp observation, in Florida Christine Schutt has created an admirably precise, spare, and yet detailed portrait of the contingencies that give rise to a young girl's anguish and her stubborn endurance against all odds."
--Lydia Davis, author of Samuel Johnson is indignant
"Christine Schutt's sad and funny novel of a little girl adrift amid a group of childish adults has the same brilliancy of close observation that distinguished her collection of stories Nightwork. Everything the child sees is unstable, but the fixed intensity of her gaze grounds her chaotic home life and almost confers a logic on it. Florida is an amazing achievement."

--John Ashbery