Others have weighed in on the generousity surrounding Tom Wolfe's new Back to Blood, due sometime in 2009, but I'm intrigued by the plot already.
From New York magazine-
"In their press release announcing their acquisition of Tom Wolfe's new novel last week, Little, Brown wrote a little bit about what ground the novel would cover. Set in Miami and addressing "class, family, wealth, race, crime, sex, corruption, and ambition," according to the press release, the novel features a broad cast of characters of all colors. The revelation the next day of the book’s title, Back to Blood, confirmed that Wolfe would be enthusiastically investigating the racial politics of South Florida.
So who are these characters, and where is this story going? Vulture got our hands on the 28-page précis Wolfe submitted to editors in December.
“Our story begins,” Wolfe’s proposal opens, “inside the mind of a young Cuban policeman.” This policeman is Angel, a second-generation Cuban who’s no longer that invested in his heritage."
Just saying, but my guy Michael Gruber covered this for a hell of a lot less money, and can outhit Tom Wolfe forever.
Posted by Dave