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  • ISBN 13: 9781942134015
  • ISBN 10: 1942134010
  • Price: $16.95 / $21.99 CAN
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How Sweet It Is!

By (author) Thane Rosenbaum

""Fans of the greater Miami megalopolis rejoice! Finally there's a novel that nails your part of the world!"" —Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story

""It's hard to resist raising a toast to a book that shows Meyer Lansky, Frank Sinatra, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Muhammad Ali at a Little League Baseball game umpired by Fidel Castro. As Gleason would say, ""And awaaaay we go!"" —The Washington Post

Set in Miami Beach in 1972, this novel follows the Posner family—two Holocaust survivors, Sophie and Jacob, and their son, Adam—doing everything they can to avoid one another in a city with an infinite supply of colorful diversions. In '72 Miami hosted both the Republican and Democratic political conventions and experienced the rise of the counterculture, the Cold War, and the desegregation of the old South. Miami Beach was to be the Posner's salvation. Instead they discover their lives quickly turning into a Disney World of funhouse mirrors and chaotic rides that give them front row seats through a transformational year in American culture, politics, and history.

Thane Rosenbaum, author of the novels The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and Elijah Visible (winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award), is a Senior Fellow at New York University School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture, and Society.

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