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“Set in . . . the same location as Thomas Sanchez’s masterful Mile Zero. . . . [He] revisits Key West in a tale of corruption, greed, and eco-disasters.”
—The Miami Herald
“A large cast of memorable characters. . . . The print equivalent of a . . . film by Robert Altman. . . . It’s a swift-moving, entertaining book with a timely message.”
“[A] fever-dream ecothriller. . . . Incandescent . . . [and] fiery. . . . 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.”
“A bold eco-thriller of wild truth and poetry destined to take its place alongside The Monkey Wrench Gang.”
—Philip Caputo, author of Acts of Faith and A Rumor of War
“American Tropic propels its cast into a murky world of murder and consequence, with rapid-fire vignettes, an expanding collage of personalities, and a thickening mystery.”
—The Toronto Star
“A fever-dream intensity and a pace as breathless as a steamy island night. . . . Turns [Key West] into a . . . nerve-wracking setting . . . [of] Florida noir.” —The Tampa Bay Times
“A terrifically written, important thriller!”
—Andrew Davis, director of the blockbuster film The Fugitive
“There are two elements that make American Tropic worth reading. The first is Sanchez’s rare ability to peel back the flora and fauna of his real-world settings in order to get into the cracks and crevices of scenery and backgrounds that most people notice fleetingly. . . . The second is the power of his prose, which, after four decades of writing, remains undiminished.”
Posted December 3, 2013
After breakfeast i went back to my room to find a note on my door. #PLEASE REPORT TO THE MAIN OFFICE FOR NOTIFICATION ON YOUR TRAINING SITE FOR THE DAY - GENERAL STAR# I turned rigt around and headed for the main office. I filed in after a few other people and stood at attention before general star. He told us about the aliens and te starship and blahblahblah, and then he said that we were going to help fight the antides. A few of them gasped and backe away from him, others just smiled like it was the besy christmas present ever. I just stood there, taking it all in, saving the emotions for later. General star said that we were the most creative kids on the decker, and the smartest. That did not mean that we were actually SMART, we were just the SMARTEST? He then said that we would be fighting with origami fighters or lifeforms using something he called the marder, which is kind of like magic, only more focused on animating things to life and portals to other dimensions. We would be trained on both of these abilities. We would also be fighting with wands. Wands as in magical magic harry potter stuff ( i love those books!) and the wizardy wizard stuff, only instead of saying commands, we just channeled our thoughts to the wand and whatever we were thinking about came real life.
Next part coming!!!
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