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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 officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 23
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Peg1gy ,

Back to Blood

This book was just a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it!

Skyenick ,

Back to Blood

I am a third generation Miamian and have lived in Miami my entire life. During my life I have lived in many different parts of Miami and am very familiar with the locales, and the cultural and social issues laid bare in Mr. Wolfe's latest novel. I couldn't put this book down. All I can say is...Dude you nailed it! Amazing. To those critics out there - this is Miami - it's just hard to believe unless you really KNOW Miami from the inside. Great job!

Jeff Rudell ,

A terrible disappointment

While usually a great fan of Mr. Wolfe's books, this time he has delivered a miss. The characters are two-dimensional, at best, the story is predictable on the few occasions when it is not outright dull. Stylistically, the author has chosen to rely heavily on quirky grammatical devices and oft-repeated adjectives that are distracting, awkward, and ultimately unsuccessful in advancing or improving the story. The book is a joyless slog from beginning to end. Even a great writer is bound to produce an occasional stinker. My advice is to read one of the author's earlier books (A Man in Full, perhaps).

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