Sunshine State

Essays
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Product Number: DD31145
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538412565
Narrator/s: Madeleine Maby
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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.

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Sunshine State
Product Number: BX00061286
Product Number:Z100120814
Product Number:DD31145

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eAudio
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Author(s): Sarah Gerard
Narrator(s): Madeleine Maby
Product Number Z100120814
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062681416
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Author(s): Sarah Gerard
Product Number EB00681215
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: #9780062434883

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