Floride by Lauren Groff
After you’ve finished reading Floride (Florida), you might want to ask me why I chose to include this collection of short stories set in a snake-and -alligator-infested Florida about women who have become prey to dangerous wildlife and a no less threatening climate in a summer reading list. The reason is quite simple: because I haven’t read any fiction nearly as good in a long long time!
Groff’s prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you into the fates of characters in a few lines, to immerse you in this cycle of highly realistic end-of-the-world dystopic micro-fictions, is simply astonishing. My favorite?
A woman sitting by her window watches her entire family world disintegrate as a hurricane hits her neighborhood. While her property is being destroyed by the storm, she has conversations with deceased loved ones–her father, her husband.
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Floride, a collection of short stories by Lauren Groff, trans. from the English by Carine Chichereau, editions de l’Olivier
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