April 17, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/11/2013

"My sister is not a large, pale, necrophiliac schizophrenic."

-- Karen Russell

Author Karen Russell would like to set the record straight.

“My sister is not a large, pale, necrophiliac schizophrenic,” she insists with a mix of bemusement and genuine exasperation. Furthermore, her sister has never professionally wrestled alligators nor slunk off into the Everglades for a midnight rendezvous with a sexually aggressive ghost. “She’s a really sweet girl!” sighs Russell.

Devoted fans of Russell’s writing, though, often confuse the characters in this wildly inventive fiction with those in the real-life family of the Coral Gables High class of 1999 grad.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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