Media Center: 'American Tropic' by Thomas Sanchez
AMERICAN TROPIC, a novel
Published by Knopf January 15, 2013
Set in Key West, America’s famous southernmost continental point
“Arresting, incandescent, and fiery.
“People say what’s on their minds in this fever-dream eco-thriller. But while everyone else argues, someone is making their points with a speargun, executing men and women for crimes against nature and attributing the deeds to a voodoo avenger called Bizango.
“At the forefront of the hunt are Luz, a relentless Key West police detective whose daughter is slowly dying from cancer, and Noah, a radio pirate, also an alcoholic, disbarred environmental lawyer whose marriage is failing…
“Sanchez has an arresting voice and his own anger at the depredations of greedy developers and ignorant tourists infuses every page with a sense of near-apocalyptic doom. His incandescent rage—think Carl Hiaasen channeling Edward Abbey—makes for fiery reading.”
—Keir Graff, BOOKLIST
“A bold eco-thriller of wild truth and poetry.” —Philip Caputo
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