LAKE LIFE

“A poignant and beautiful debut novel . . . a remarkable, moving depiction of a family on the brink.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) 
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BIO

DAVID JAMES POISSANT is the author of the story collection The Heaven of Animals, in print in five languages, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and a Florida Book Award, longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His stories and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, The Atlantic Monthly, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, One Story, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and in numerous anthologies including New Stories from the South, Best New American Voices, and Best American Experimental Writing. A recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, Tin House, Wesleyan, and Longleaf writers’ conferences, he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando with his wife and daughters. His debut novel, Lake Life, will be published by Simon & Schuster on July 7, 2020.

 
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LAKE LIFE

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS

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Lake Life is a lyrically inventive and emotionally generous novel. Poissant is a gifted chronicler of the fault lines that lie just below family life.” 

JENNY OFFILL, author of the New York Times  bestseller Weather and Dept. of Speculation

 
 
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For inquiries, email: David.Poissant@ucf.edu

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