Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A colorful cast of residents and visitors to Miami go about their daily activities, both legal and illegal.
 

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Published October 23, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. 699 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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The black police chief had switched Nestor away from the Cubanas to keep him out of trouble, and now he'd only gone and taken down some black beefcake cracking crack king in a headheadheadlock only his partner had been filmed calling the guy a nigger :::: Dios, I swear I no racist :::: "I know that.

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Book Reporter

As Wolfe observes, Miami is a city where “everybody hates everybody.” On the pages of this book, Miami is a bubbling cauldron of diverse ethnic cultures seeking to co-exist without surrendering their individual cultures;

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Entertainment Weekly

A random sampling of lines you'll find in this broad-lens portrait of melting-pot Miami: ''¡SHEEEahHHHH ahHHHHSSHEEEE!'' ''BEAT thung BEAT thung BEAT thung BEAT thung.'' ''Unnnnggggghhhheeeee!

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The Boston Globe

Yet one ultimate act leads him to a beautiful woman and flirts with the sort of happy ending conspicuously absent in a Wolfe novel.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

No matter how much I may complain about the strikingly lousy payoff of this bloated, overweight novel with a flamboyant cover no one will mistake for anything else, no matter how much I may insist that Back to Blood is about as shallow as Biscayne Bay at low tide in a full moon August, Tom Wolfe,...

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Express

The African Americans hate the Latinos who hate the Anglos.

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Express

Unfortunately, Wolfe has picked up some Victorian vices and his hero, the virtuous and wronged Cuban cop Nestor Camacho, resembles Nicholas Nickleby in that he is totally insipid and wastes time that could be spent with the more interesting minor characters.

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The Columbus Dispatch

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NY Daily News

But there are consequences that reverberate throughout her life and cause to her question, well, everything.

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The New Zealand Herald

Like the backlit hoarding that advertises a Miami Beach strip joint, Wolfe's ambitions are "huge huge huge brilliant brilliant brilliant lurid lurid lurid".

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Time Out New York

Little, Brown and Company, $30.Where Tom Wolfe’s debut novel, Bonfire of the Vanities, delivered a bleak but realistic portrait of class divide and race relations in 1980s NYC, his new Back to Blood finds the 78-year-old dandy turning his jaundiced eye on 21st-century Miami and its bubbling ethni...

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Metro

Book review: Back To Blood, the new novel from Bonfire Of The Vanities author Tom Wolfe, is not without its charms but ultimately its satirical narrative is nothing new.

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PolicyMic

Tom Wolfe New Book Review: Back to Blood Sizzles in the Shallows.

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Wolfe (The Bonfire of the Vanities) here returns to familiar themes: race, sex, class, and society. Set in Miami, the novel (with some digressions) ostensibly tells the story of Nestor Camacho, a Cuban American policeman, but as with Wolfe's other

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