2004 National Book Award Finalist: Fiction
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An orphan finds consolation in books, storytelling, and in the life-giving power of language and memory.
Christine Schutt is the author of a short-story collection, Nightwork, chosen by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and studied at Barnard with novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick. She lives in New York City; Florida is her first novel.