Book Porn: Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash

12 F–king Gorgeous Images of Gabe Habash’s ‘Stephen Florida’

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Is it a cougar? Or a lynx? Or..a mountain lion? A mutant combination of all three?! (Correct me, I dare you.) Whatever the fuck it is, it was the beacon that drew me to purchase Gabe Habash‘s crushing debut novel, Stephen Florida.

With nods to Foxcatcher, I simply could not pass up the chance to bring this beauty home with me. As the dog days of summer cool down, I certainly hope to keep warm with this book (and a laundry list of others) as the colder months approach us here in unforgivable Michigan.

Oh, today is also his birthday, apparently: Happy birthday, Gabe!

About Stephen Florida:

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it’s a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.

Check out these magnificent shots of Gabe Habash’s Stephen Florida, below.
Disclaimer:Β The images used in this post do not belong to Paperback Paris, but to their accredited creators.

When the book you're reading matches the cabin decor. @gabe.habash #StephenFlorida @coffeehousepress

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Sunday mornings and the @nytimes Book Review are more ferocious with that knucklehead Stephen Florida by @gabe.habash. "Habash has created a fascinating protagonist in Stephen, a hard-driven athlete with a convincingly thoughtful mind…"

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This was a great read. Highly recommended, especially if you are/were an athlete. #stephenflorida

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These were some of my favorite Instagrams ofΒ Stephen Florida!

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