John Brandon has quickly become a critical darling thanks to his evocative prose and recognizable, yet quirky, characters. Citrus County introduces teenaged Shelby Register and her offbeat family. Moving to the swampy Citrus County region of Florida, Shelby is quickly confronted by life’s challenges and possibilities.
Loved it. Combine Flannery O'Connor's dark irony with early Wes Anderson's subtle sense of humor, and you'll get Citrus County. If you like these influences, you won't be disappointed.