In the land of good living : a journey to the heart of Florida

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2020.
Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
917.59 RUSSE


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First edition.
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295 pages; 25 cm
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9780525521389, 0525521380


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"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
"In the summer of 2016, Kent Russell--broke, at loose ends, hungry for adventure--set off to walk across Florida. Mythic, superficial, soaked in contradictions, maligned by cultural elites, segregated from the south, and literally vanishing into the sea, Florida (or, as he calls it: "American Concentrate") seemed to Russell to embody America's divided soul. The journey with two friends intent on filming the ensuing mayhem, quickly reduces the trio to filthy, drifters pushing a shopping cart of camera equipment. They get waylaid by a concerned citizen bearing a rifle; buy cocaine from an ex-wrestler; visit a spiritual medium; attend a cuckold party. The narrative overflows with historical detail about how modern Florida came into being after World War II; and how it came to be a petri-dish for life in a suddenly, increasingly, diverse new land of minority-majority cities and of unrivaled ethnic and religious variety. Russell has taken it all in with his incomparably focused lens, and delivered a book that is both an inspired travelogue and a profound rumination on the nation's soul--and his own. It is a book that is wildly vivid, encyclopedic, erudite, and ferociously irreverent--a deeply ambivalent love letter to his sprawling, brazenly varied home state"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Russell, K. (2020). In the land of good living: a journey to the heart of Florida (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

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Russell, Kent. 2020. In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

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Russell, Kent. In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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Russell, Kent. In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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