Back to Blood: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Oct 23, 2012 - Fiction - 720 pages
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A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.

As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

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But overall, the writing is great. - Goodreads
By contrast, the ending felt rushed. - Goodreads
I just enjoy his writing. - Goodreads
But still I always find myself enjoying his writing. - Goodreads
Wolfe's writing, however, remians as strong as ever. - Goodreads
There may also have been one sub-plot too many. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Clif - Goodreads

Tom Wolfe's books are all about respect. Everyone wants it but all are very stingy in giving it unless they run into someone who is physically attractive or wealthy - and even in those cases the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicholas Armstrong - Goodreads

Well, I can finally say that I've read Tom Wolfe, though I can't say it has amounted to much. It's a name often bandied about and always spoken of with a casual affectless enjoyment of things you ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

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