Flo­rence Gordon

Bri­an Morton
  • From the Publisher
April 13, 2015

Meet Flo­rence Gor­don: blunt and bril­liant fem­i­nist icon to young women, invis­i­ble to every­one else. At sev­en­ty-five, Flo­rence deserves to set down the bur­dens of fam­i­ly and work and shape her lega­cy at long last. But just as she begins writ­ing her long-deferred mem­oir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seat­tle with his wife and daugh­ter, and they embroil Flo­rence in their dra­mas, threat­en­ing her well-defend­ed soli­tude. And then there’s her left foot, which is start­ing to drag … 

With sear­ing wit, sophis­ti­cat­ed intel­li­gence, and a ten­der respect for human­i­ty in all its flaws, Bri­an Mor­ton intro­duces a con­stel­la­tion of unfor­get­table char­ac­ters. Chief among them Flo­rence, who can hum­ble fools with just one barbed line, but who even­tu­al­ly finds there are real­i­ties even she can­not outwit.


Read Beth Kissilef­f’s inter­view with Bri­an Mor­ton here.

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