Florida Woman (Paperback)

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A video gone viral titled 'Florida Woman' shows Jamie stealing dollar bills off the walls of the bar where she works, turning to find a pelican on fire near the door where it knocked over candles, then frantically charging out the door with the pelican in her arms. Jaime disappears for a couple of days. ‘Florida Woman’ indeed. Jaime gets a deal that sounds better than jail: serving her sentence working, ankle-cuffed, at a macaque sanctuary. There are monkey shenanigans, staff who get weirder by the day, and an end that will plaster a big smile on your face. Wacky fun.

— Kay Wosewick


"Welcome to the weird world of Atlas, an animal refuge that also happens to be home to some deeply strange human behavior..." --Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

Jamie is a Florida Woman. She grew up on the beach, thrives in humidity, has weathered more hurricanes than she can count, and now, after going viral for an outrageous crime she never meant to commit, she has the requisite headline to her name--and the impending jail time with it.

So when Atlas Wildlife Center, a shelter for exotic monkeys, offers Jamie the chance to take a community service sentence for the summer, it seems like just the fresh start Jamie needs to finally get her life back on track...until it's not.

Something sinister stirs in the dark palmetto woods, and secrets lurk among the three beguiling staff women of Atlas as they affectionately take Jamie under their wing. Soon, her summer is set to become material for an even stranger Florida headline than she could've imagined.

"Well plotted and satisfying." --Washington Post

"A bewitching debut." --Publishers Weekly.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781335455031
ISBN-10: 1335455035
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English