12/03/2012 10:52 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2013

What's In Miami's Bloodstream?

TOM WOLFE has often declared that journalistic truth is far stranger -- and narratively juicier -- than fiction, a refrain he's returned to while promoting his latest sociological novel, the Miami- focused "Back to Blood." With cultural eyes turning to Miami for this week's Art Basel fair, and on the heels of a presidential election in which South Florida was once again in the national spotlight, "Back to Blood" would seem a perfectly timed prism.

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