Publisher: Simon & Schuster October 1987
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. One of today's most insightful writers on American society, the realities of life and what lies beneath them, creates a portrait of Miami, from its Sou. Bookseller Inventory # 20080717101874
Synopsis: It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island ninety miles to the south.
As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.
From the Back Cover:
"[Didion's] prose is...finely tuned.... [Miami] turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows."--New York Times
"Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, and political manipulation, and broken dreams."--Boston Globe
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