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The Way of Florida (Hardcover)

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    Relentless, urgent and above all musical, this expertly crafted debut novel recasts the tragic story of the failed Narv ez expedition--a calamitous attempt to establish Spanish colonies along the Gulf Coast--in bracing, beautiful language. A timely narrative of botched colonialism, The Way of Florida radically reimagines the parameters and responsibilities of the historical novel.

    Of the 300 crew sent inland to explore, only four survived an eight-year ordeal. Their story comes down to us via La Relaci n, the official report published in 1542, as well as many other subsequent retellings. Persson's The Way of Florida is arguably the most linguistically rich, sinuous, and maybe even heroic.

    About the Author

    Russell Persson lives in Reno, Nevada. His work has appeared in The Quarterly, Unsaid Magazine and 3: AM Magazine. He is the 2014 recipient of Unsaid's Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award for Fiction in the Face of Adversity.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780995705203
    ISBN-10: 0995705208
    Publisher: Little Island Press
    Publication Date: September 21st, 2017
    Pages: 256
    Language: English