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Miami

Joan Didion

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ISBN 10: 0671646648 / ISBN 13: 9780671646646
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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New York: Simon & Schuster (1987). First edition. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A clean, tight copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well-padded box. Smoke-free shop. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # LW-722

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Title: Miami

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition....

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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 90 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.

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"[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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