A middle-class American family. Domineering mother, listless father and beautiful daughter. Nothing foreshadows the powerful hurricane that will change their lives. There's everything in sunny Florida except maybe common sense. The world of Mini Miss pageants, in which the ambitious mother introduces her child, over the years disgusts the girl, deprived of a normal childhood, and leads her to rebellion. As mother and daughter's strong personalities collide, their paths diverge, only to be reunited under tragic circumstances. The rebellious teenager's efforts to erase her beauty take a toll on her health, and she belatedly realizes that her attempts at revenge lead to self-destruction.
Written by the brilliant pen of Olivier Bourdeaut, Florida is a novel about the enormous damage that excessive ambition often causes, and how beauty can become a curse.