It’s hurricane season in Pinellas. And that means downpours, floods, and … surrealism? These elements come together in Rebecca Lowry Warchut’s debut novel Catastrophe Theory (Woodhall Press, forthcoming October 2022).
Burdette sets the books in Key West, which, for about the last century, is not uncommon. But she crafts a sense of place that puts you in line at Cuban Coffee Queen, or zipping along on your scooter to Houseboat Row. You cannot read one of her books without being a part of the moment – or without wanting to plan a trip to the Keys.
Kristen Arnett’s novel asks poignant questions about marriage, parenthood, and what happens when neither of these things turn out the way we plan. The Gabber reviews this second novel from the author of the bestselling debut, Mostly Dead Things.