Mile Zero

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Vintage Books, 1990 - Fiction - 349 pages
8 Reviews
"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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User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

I enjoyed the character development as well as the history that Sanchez describes in the story. Before I moved to Florida in 2010, I had a much different notion about the Keys and of Florida in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Pretentious. Wannabe poet, but poetry don't pay is the author's obvious bio. False symbolism and disorganized plot make this an irritating read. I could find some good quotes, but it fails as a ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

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.

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