Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blood indeed …

… Tom Wolfe on his new book, Back to Blood - Telegraph.

He was shown around the city by a Cuban-American journalist on the Miami Herald. Attempting to be inconspicuous, Wolfe left his white suits in the closet, and usually wore a navy blazer with khaki trousers and a tie. None the less, he was recognised by a bouncer at a strip club and a horde of drunken half-naked students at an orgiastic yachting regatta, who dive-bombed his boat. Both these venues furnished rich material for the book. He also went to the crack-ravaged black slums, and the private pre-opening of Art Basel Miami Beach, the show where the billionaire collectors come to do their shopping.

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