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We Can't Help It If We're From Florida

New Stories from a Sinking Peninsula

Lindsay Hunter, Kevin Moffett, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jeff Parker, Laura van den Berg, Sarah Gerard, Jaquira Díaz, Alissa Nutting, Kristen Arnett, Sohrab Homi Fracis, Derrick Austin, John Brandon, Jason Ockert, Michael J. Seidlinger, Racquel Henry, Nathan Deuel, Asha Dore, Amy Parker, and John Henry Fleming

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-941681-87-9
  • Publication Date: 2017-11-07
  • Burrow Press

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We Can't Help It If We're From Florida

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Edited by Shane Hinton

“As hot and wild and dangerous as our beloved (or is it bedeviled?) state, itself.” – Lauren Groff, author of Fates & Furies

“As weird and funny and beautiful and unnerving as you might expect from some of our state's best writers." – Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

Florida is more than just fodder for hard-boiled crime novels and zany farces. This anthology of new stories and essays challenges a star-studded line up of current and former Floridians to write about the state through a literary lens, though not without the requisite weirdness. The Florida within this book contains: lightning, oil spills, road rage, a lizard tied to a balloon, swimmers, sleepwalkers, characters that love Florida, characters that hate Florida, and at least three sinkholes.


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We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida is as hot and wild and dangerous as our beloved (or is it bedeviled?) state, itself. While no book could ever fully explain the mysteries of today’s Sunshine State, this smart chorus of varied and brilliant voices comes as close as any I’ve read.” – Lauren Groff, author of Fates & Furies


"A geographic mixtape that spans the Panhandle to Key West, here is that uniquely Floridian madness as seen from the eye of the hurricane. Thank God, here's something Florida can feel proud to have produced. New work that's as weird and funny and beautiful and unnerving as you might expect from some of our state's best writers. Whether you grew up on the Gulf or are still repressing a lost weekend in Daytona, you'll find plenty to enjoy here." – Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

Lindsay Hunter

Kevin Moffett

Lidia Yuknavitch

Jeff Parker

Laura van den Berg

Sarah Gerard

Jaquira Díaz

Alissa Nutting

Kristen Arnett

Sohrab Homi Fracis

Derrick Austin

John Brandon

Jason Ockert

Michael J. Seidlinger

Racquel Henry

Nathan Deuel

Asha Dore

Amy Parker

John Henry Fleming