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Florence Gordon (Reprint) (Paperback) (Brian Morton)

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“Exquisitely crafted . . . Witty, nuanced and ultimately moving.” —Maureen Corrigan,Fresh AirNamed a Best Book of the Year by NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle,Salon,and The Millions, and a Best Fiction Book of the Year by the Christian Science Monitor· Finalist for the Kirkus Prize · Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice · An Indie Next Pick“Smart, funny, and compassionate . . . [Florence Gordon] is a treat.” — People“Hilarious and addictive.” — San Francisco ChronicleMeet Florence Gordon, a blunt, brilliant feminist. At seventy-five, Florence wants to be left alone to write her memoir and shape her legacy. But when her son and his family come to visit, they embroil Florence in their dramas, threatening her coveted solitude. Marked with searing wit, sophisticated intelligence, and a tender respect for humanity,Florence Gordon is cast with a constellation of unforgettable characters. Chief among them is Florence herself, who can humble fools with a single barbed line, but who eventually finds that there are some realities even she cannot outwit.“It’s such a cliché to say a book makes you laugh and cry, but this one does, in the deftest way.” — Emily Gould,Paste“Deliciously sharp and deeply sympathetic . . . a truly gifted novelist.” — Adam Kirsch, Tablet
A Kirkus Prize finalist
An Indie Next pick

?Exquisitely crafted . . . Witty, nuanced and ultimately moving.? ?Maureen Corrigan,Fresh Air

"Florence Gordon may be the most magnificent fiction character you will meet this year." ?Christian Science Monitor


Meet Florence Gordon: blunt and brilliant feminist icon to young women, invisible to everyone else. At seventy-five, Florence deserves to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she begins writing her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, threatening her well-defended solitude. And then there?s her left foot, which is starting to drag . . .
With searing wit, sophisticated intelligence, and a tender respect for humanity in all its flaws, Brian Morton introduces a constellation of unforgettable characters. Chief among them Florence, who can humble fools with just one barbed line, but who eventually finds there are realities even she cannot outwit.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Authorship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Brian Morton
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 17467061
UPC: 9780544570245
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-9557
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