Homegrown in Florida by William McKeen

By William McKeen

Florida can look like a kid's dream of paradise: unending sunny days, journeys to the seashore to swim and construct sandcastles, motorcycle using and not using a jacket in the course of January, and magical themeparks just a brief force away. yet what was once lifestyles really like in case you grew up here?

During a contemporary reunion, writers invoice McKeen, Tim Dorsey, and Jeff Klinkenberg came upon themselves lamenting that such a lot of in their early life thoughts have been fading away. For them, and for lots of, Florida is not only a spot humans go to, it’s the place they come from.

That can suggest many stuff to many of us, because the stellar solid of writers, reporters, and musicians eloquently show in Homegrown in Florida. This totally enjoyable and robust anthology goals on the center of the glories of adolescence and the ache of growing to be up. either a party of the unique, untamed wasteland of a adolescence choked with moss-draped oaks and citrus fields, evergreen winters and palmetto fronds, and a reminder that innocence usually gave option to adventure as motorbike paths grew to become deepest advancements, and swimming holes have been paved over by way of interstates, Homegrown in Florida is stuffed with tears and laughter alike.

Featuring contributions from Carl Hiaasen, Tom Petty, Zora Neale Hurston, Michael Connelly, and plenty of extra, it is a publication for each baby of previous Florida, and each baby at heart.

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