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Author: Tom Wolfe

ISBN: 9780316036337
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 2 July 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.22 x 3.56
A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.

As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with our hero, officer Nestor Camacho, on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running headlong into the only city in the world where people from a different country with a different language and a different culture have taken over at the ballot box.

This melting pot is full of hard cases who just won't melt, damn it: a Cuban mayor; a black police chief; a hot young reporter and a timid editor of the Miami Herald, both WASPs who went to Yale; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist who keeps his lovely Latina nurse, Magdalena, in his bed and his star patient, a porn-addicted billionaire, on a string; a status-addled Haitian professor who thinks he's really French and wants his pale-skinned daughter to "pass"; and his Creole-spouting son to be quiet.

Then there are the clueless collectors who "See it! Like it! Buy it!" spending tens of millions per minute on de-skilled art at Miami Art Base; black drug dealers colliding with the Cuban cops; Columbus Day Regatta spectato...

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