Stephen Florida

a novel by Gabe Habash

Written in English
Published: Pages: 287 Downloads: 59
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Subjects:

  • Wrestlers,
  • Level of aspiration,
  • Loneliness,
  • Male college athletes,
  • Fiction

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Coarse, poetic, and bleak, Stephen Florida is a novel about obsession and loneliness/5. Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity.

Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it’s a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark/5(53). Stephen Florida is a wonderful, refreshing book with especially intimate access to Stephen's loneliness and obsession.

The flow of the book between narrative and train of thought creates an interesting and unpredictable experience. And then there's the underlying suspense — will he win the NCAA Championship?5/5(1).

Stephen Florida lurks between primordial instinct and youthful indiscretion, producing a volatile protagonist equal parts single-minded misanthrope, budding romantic, and utterly tragic lost boy. A sardonic sidewinder of a novel, Stephen Florida book gristle, sinew, and grit, until you hit the gooey innards of the book to find a warm vulnerability and a broken beating heart.5/5(1).

This is a fantastic book, starring one of, Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Description Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a wrestler in North Dakota during his senior season, when Stephen Florida book practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity.

Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark. Stephen Florida is a wrestler at Oregsburg College.

His senior year means one thing: a final chance to win the Division IV Championship in the weight class. But for Stephen Florida winning isn't a goal, it's an all-consuming fixation. Stephen Florida is brash and audacious; it's not just one of the best novels of the year, it's one of the best sports books to come along in quite a while.

It's an accomplishment that's made all. 'Stephen Florida' Goes To The Mat — And Wins June 7, • Gabe Habash's audacious coming-of-age novel follows a charismatic, troubled, sometimes repellent college wrestler who comes close to the.

Stephen Florida is currently reading The Legend of Dell Briggers by Joe Hilley (Goodreads Author). Stephen Florida follows the senior-year season of its titular character, a wrestler at the fictional Oregsburg College in North Dakota. Wrestling demands an uncommon level of.

STEPHEN FLORIDA by Gabe Habash ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 6, A college wrestler is driven to win, to the detriment of his mental health. The captivating narrator of Habash’s debut novel is a sinewy senior at a small North Dakota college on a last-ditch effort to win the Division IV championship in his weight class.

“Stephen Florida’s grim portrait of ambition led astray captures how competitiveness and masculinity can unravel those who blindly follow its codes.” —The Atlantic “Habash writes about the raw physicality of wrestling better than anybody this side of John Irving.

Narrated by a wound up college senior (misnamed Stephen Florida by a high school-to-college transcript glitch), Habash’s novel brings us derma-close to the surreal waking dream of a desperate young man living in a pressure cooker of obsession.

Obsession, though, is an understatement here. Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash is a frenetic, frantic, frustrating and, above all, fun read. Habash is the product of an MFA program at New York University and the fiction reviews editor for Publishers Weekly.

This is a shape-shifter of a book, both a dark ode to the mysteries and landscapes of the American West and a complex and convincing character study."--Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life "Stephen Florida is an unforgettable addition to the canon of great literary eccentrics.

Stephen Florida is hard to classify. Yes, it’s an intense character study, but it’s also a fierce and ambitious horror novel, exploring the very real dangers we try to keep at bay in so many of our seemingly harmless obsessions.

There are scenes so remarkably dark that I had to put the book away. "In Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash has created a coming-of-age story with its own, often explosive, rhythm and velocity.

Habash has a canny sense of how young men speak and behave, and in Stephen, he's created a singular character: funny, ambitious, affecting, but also deeply troubled, vulnerable, and compellingly strange.

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Gabe Habash’s confident debut, Stephen Florida, explores the single-minded intensity behind the pursuit of your goals. The result is a fast-paced novel about sacrifice and dedication, as it follows college senior and wrestling national championship hopeful, Stephen.

Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.3/4(9).

Gabe Habash’s Stephen Florida is a strange animal of a novel, not the least because of its title, the eponymous Stephen Florida is an amateur wrestler, and not a resident of the state of Florida.

The premise suggests Foxcatcher, which I really enjoyed, but the book is not like Foxcatcher at all, not even about wrestling, really, (the wrestling scenes are by far the least interesting, and.

Like Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, Stephen Florida a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.

PW reviews editor Habash’s finely rendered, dark, and funny debut novel follows Steven Forster (known as Stephen Florida, due to an enduring clerical error) as he wrestles for Oregsburg Colle. This is a shape-shifter of a book, both a dark ode to the mysteries and landscapes of the American West and a complex and convincing character study." --Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step.

Stephen Florida is a novel by American author Gabe Habash. It is Habash's debut novel. It concerns college wrestling. Development.

Habash was drawn to write about wrestling because of how demanding and unforgiving it is. He sought for the narration and the book to be unpredictable. ReceptionAuthor: Gabe Habash. Horror fiction novelist Stephen King has one of the priciest homes on all of Florida's west coast. King's Sarasota, Florida home which he purchased in April for $ million.

Located on Casey Key, this 6, square-foot home offers three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a tennis court that was constructed around Stephen Florida A Novel (Book): Habash, Gabe: In Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash has created a coming-of-age story with its own, often explosive, rhythm and velocity.

Habash has a canny sense of how young men speak and behave, and in Stephen, he's created a singular character: funny, ambitious, affecting, but also deeply troubled, vulnerable, and compellingly strange. This is a shape-shifter. Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity.

Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to. "Stephen Florida is an unforgettable addition to the canon of great literary eccentrics.

At once a chronicle of obsession, a philosophical treatise, and a deeply affecting love story, this singular novel is perhaps most profoundly an anatomy of American loneliness. Gabe Habash is a writer of powerful gifts, and this is a wonderful book.".

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Habash has a canny sense of how young men speak and behave, and in Stephen, he's created a singular character: funny, ambitious, affecting, but also deeply troubled, vulnerable, and compellingly strange.

This is a shape-shifter. STEPHEN FLORIDA By Gabe Habash pp. Coffee House Press. $ “People are bad at giving up,” a man tells the title character late in “Stephen Florida,” Gabe Habash’s debut novel.