Back to Blood
Paperback $24.99 - Random House UK
Fiction - Published: 2/Sep/2013 - ISBN: 9780099578536
As the police boat speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for Officer Nestor Camacho's great moment of heroism. Except that in this feverous melting pot of a city, where the multicultural masses just won't melt, one act of heroism can be seen as utter betrayal of his Cuban roots. As Nestor's world disintegrates - his family disown him, he can't get a Cuban coffee without ugly stares, and his girlfriend Magdalena leaves him for her sex-addiction psychiatrist boss - his quest to right the wrongs brings him into contact with the full panorama of modern Miami. The Yale-marinated journalist, conflicted black police chief, Haitian professor whose ambitions to be French are thwarted by his Creole-spouting son, clueless baying art-buyers and Anglo billionaire porn addict all come up for scrutiny in Tom Wolfe's high-energy, scrupulous and hilarious reckoning with our times.
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