Back to Blood

Back to Blood

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2013
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Back to Blood
Back to Blood
Nestor Camacho is a Cuban-American cop whose greatest act triggers his worst nightmare when he is sent out onto Biscayne Bay to rescue a would-be immigrant... READ MORE
Erin Britton


The Bonfire of the Vanities author, Tom Wolfe, ingeniously dissects the turbulent heart of America’s racial vortex in this exhilarating tale of sweltering Miami

As the police boat speeds across Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for Officer Nestor Camacho’s great moment of heroism. Except that in this feverous melting pot of a city, Nestor's one act of heroism can be seen as an utter betrayal of his Cuban roots.

As Nestor’s world disintegrates – his family disowns him, he can’t get a Cuban coffee without ugly stares, and his girlfriend Magdalena leaves him for her sex-addiction psychiatrist boss – his quest to right the wrongs brings him into contact with the full panorama of modern Miami. The Cuban mayor, a Yale-marinated journalist, the black police chief, the clueless baying art-buyers and an Anglo billionaire porn addict all come up for scrutiny in Tom Wolfe’s high-energy, scrupulous and hilarious reckoning with our times.

‘Back to Blood dazzles so much that you might want to read it through dark glasses’ – Independent on Sunday

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099578536
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Weight: 490g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 42 mm

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