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Sunshine State

Author : Sarah Gerard
ISBN : 006243487X
Genre : Literary Collections
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Rising literary star and Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Sarah Gerard uses her experiences growing up along Florida’s gulf coast to illuminate the struggles of modern human survival—physical, emotional, environmental—through a collection of essays exploring intimacy, addiction, obsession, religion, homelessness, and incarceration. With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face. In the collection’s title essay, Gerard volunteers at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a world renowned bird refuge. There she meets its founder, who once modeled with a pelican on his arm for a Dewar’s Scotch campaign but has since declined into a pit of fraud and madness. He becomes our embezzling protagonist whose tales about the birds he “rescues” never quite add up. Gerard’s personal stories are no less eerie or poignant: An essay that begins as a look at Gerard’s first relationship becomes a heart-wrenching exploration of acquaintance rape and consent. An account of intimate female friendship pivots midway through, morphing into a meditation on jealousy and class. Sunshine State offers a unique look at Florida, a state whose economically and environmentally imperiled culture serves as a lens through which we can examine some of the most pressing issues haunting our nation.
Category: Literary Collections
Sunshine State
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sarah Gerard
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-11 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

Rising literary star and Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Sarah Gerard uses her experiences growing up along Florida’s gulf coast to illuminate the struggles of modern human survival—physical, emotional, environmental—through a collection of essays exploring intimacy, addiction, obsession, religion, homelessness, and incarceration. With the personal insight of The
Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 458
Authors: Gary R. Mormino
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-12 - Publisher: Florida History and Culture (P

From New Spain, to Old South, to New South, to Sunbelt, the story of how and why millions have come to Florida and influenced the enduring but changing meanings of a dreamstate. 52 b&w and 6 color photos, 4 maps.
From the Sunshine State
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Alex Webb
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

Art Deco architecture. These vivid and compelling images question the nature of our assumptions about the world of Florida. Webb's Florida seems at once so familiar and yet so strange. His ironic, impressionistic record of the passage of life sweeps the state from Fort Pierce and Daytona Beach to Key
Sunshine State Agricultural Research Report
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Alex Webb
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1971 - Publisher:

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An Economic Study on the Proposed Florida Sunshine State Parkway
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: First Research Corporation
Categories: Sunshine State Parkway (Fla.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1956 - Publisher:

Books about An Economic Study on the Proposed Florida Sunshine State Parkway