n Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice n n nIn the city of Houston a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age He s working at his family s restaurant,


The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind becomes its gravitational center an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit,