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Stephen Florida

Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Stephen Florida: college student, amateur wrestler, visionary, outsider.

Entering senior year, his sights are set on the championships. Every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness yet also a step further from reality. Profane, manic and tipping into the uncanny, this is Florida's chronicle of loneliness, obsession and the drive to leave a mark.

With echoes of The Art of Fielding and the film Foxcatcher, Gabe Habash's daring, revelatory debut journeys into the mind of a young man teetering between control and rage, grief and elation, genius and insanity.

©2017 Gabe Habash (P)2017 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"A coming-of-age story with its own, often explosive, rhythm and velocity.... This is a shape-shifter of a book, both a dark ode to the mysteries and landscapes of the American West and a complex and convincing character study." (Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life)
"Stephen Florida is an unforgettable addition to the canon of great literary eccentrics. At once a chronicle of obsession, a philosophical treatise, and a deeply affecting love story, this singular novel is perhaps most profoundly an anatomy of American loneliness. Gabe Habash is a writer of powerful gifts, and this is a wonderful book." (Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You)
"In Gabe Habash's hands, Stephen Florida is utterly engrossing. The compelling voice of this book drew me in right away, and it wasn't long before this character was a real person to me, and someone who I found myself loving and rooting for." (Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will)

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