Mile Zero by Thomas Sanchez
(Vintage Contemporaries)

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"Mile zero" marks the location of Key West -- the island that defines the end of the American road, the cultural junction where Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Afro worlds collide. On this island, with its cruel legacy of slave trade and Latin revolution, and its turbulent present of marijuana millionaires, threadbare illegal immigrants, and hard-luck treasure hunters, lives St. Cloud, an American expatriated in his own country, a fugitive from the unresolved anguish of his generation. Chronicling St. Cloud's dangerous reawakening, Mile Zero illuminates the inward and outward tumult of our time in a huge, startling, and profoundly felt novel.

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About Thomas Sanchez

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Thomas Sanchez is a descendant of cattlemen dating back four generations in California to the nineteenth-century Gold Rush. He was born days after his father was killed at the age of twenty-one in the Battle of Tarawa during World War II. Sanchez's novels have received numerous honors, and he has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and is a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Sanchez is also the director of a documentary film, Into the Light, chronicling the life of Jack Garfein, legendary film director and Actors Studio icon, and survivor of eleven concentration camps. Sanchez divides his time between San Francisco, Key West, and Paris.
Published August 3, 2011 by Vintage. 367 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An intense, bulging novel of Key West that has less in common with the author's celebrated debut, Rabbit Boss (1973), than with his problematic second novel, Zoot-Suit Murders (1978).

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In Key West, a group of loosely connected characters, ranging from street criminals to Vietnam vets to artists, slowly becomes drawn into a metaphysical mystery concerning a demonic, voodoo-inspired k

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