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The Way of Florida

Russell Persson

The book cover for The Way of Florida
Categories: Little Island Press
Imprint: Little Island Press
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Hardback (256 pages)
(Pub. Oct 2017)
9780995705203
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  • Relentless, urgent and above all musical, this expertly crafted début novel recasts the tragic story of the failed Narváez expedition – a calamitous attempt to establish Spanish colonies along the Gulf Coast – in bracing, beautiful language. A timely narrative of botched colonialism, The Way of Florida radically reimagines the parameters and responsibilities of the historical novel.

    Russell Persson lives in Reno, Nevada. His fiction has appeared in The Quarterly and Unsaid Magazine. He is the 2014 recipient of Unsaid's Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award for Fiction in the Face of Adversity. ... read more
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