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

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About the author (1990)

\Thomas Sanchez lived for many years in Key West, Mallorca, and Paris, where the French Republic awarded him the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He currently resides in Key West. He is the author of King Bongo, Mile Zero, Day of the Bees, Zoot-Suit Murders and Rabbit Boss, which was named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

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