'Magnificent . . . Lauren Groff is a virtuoso' Emily St John Mandel
'A blistering collection . . . lyrical and oblique' Guardian
'Not to be missed . . . deep and dark and resonant' Ann Patchett
'It's beautiful. It's giving me rich, grand nightmares' Observer

In these vigorous stories, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling to a world in which storms, snakes and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats are of a human, emotional and psychological nature. Among those navigating it all are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple; a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable conflicted wife and mother.

Florida is an exploration of the connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury.

'Innovative and terrifyingly relevant. Any one of these stories is a bracing read; together they form a masterpiece' Stylist
'Lushly evocative . . . mesmerising . . . a writer whose turn of phrase can stop you on your tracks'
Financial Times


  • Florida is a magnificent collection, executed with tremendous depth and precision, unsettling in the best possible way. Lauren Groff is a virtuoso.
    Emily St John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

About the author

Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, Fates and Furies and Matrix, and two short story collections, Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won The Story Prize and been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work regularly appears in the New Yorker, the Atlantic and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta's 2017 Best Young American Novelists.
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