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Stephen Florida (Paperback)

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Whether you're a sports fan or not, it's hard to deny it is a perfect vehicle for storytelling. Goal-oriented monomania -- it drives the athlete as much as it does any Ahab. Gabe Habash has crafted a really special book. One of the best sports novels I've ever read, and surely one of the year's best novels, period.

— Brad

 

Whether you're a sports fan or not, it's hard to deny it is a perfect vehicle for storytelling. Goal-oriented monomania -- it drives the athlete as much as it does any Ahab. Gabe Habash has crafted a really special book. One of the best sports novels I've ever read, and surely one of the year's best novels, period.

— Brad

June 2017 Indie Next List


“Spanning a college wrestler's senior season, Stephen Florida is eerie, unsettling, and unlike anything else. It can be hard to live in Stephen's head, but it is impossible to stop reading or to forget what you find there. Stephen is unpredictable, sympathetic, focused, frenzied, cold, and tender. He is hard to love, yet I love him. We are lucky to have a new novel like this: something you haven't seen before, that makes you remember what good fiction is capable of.”
— Tyler Goodson (E), Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

Description


Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a wrestler in North Dakota during his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.

About the Author


Gabe Habash is the fiction reviews editor for Publishers Weekly. He holds an MFA from New York University and lives in New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781566895163
ISBN-10: 1566895162
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English