It is where Castro raised the money to overthrow Batista. It is where generations of Castro's enemies raised armies to overthrow him, without success. It has been at the centre of American political intrigue from the Bay of Pigs to the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. It is a city with a sky-high murder rate fuelled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent and the undeclared war on Cuba, which lies ninety miles to the south.
The year is 1987. The city is Miami, and nobody has ever observed its pastel surfaces and murky intrigues more astutely than Joan Didion.
Paperback: 240 Pages
Product Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
Published by Granta Books