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By James A Michener,Joe Avenick

ISBN-10: 0813031524

ISBN-13: 9780813031521

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener was once in his sixties whilst he all started touring often to the Florida Keys. One results of these visits was once the unconventional Matecumbe, named after of the islands that contain town of Islamorada, situated nearly part manner among Miami and Key West.

Never ahead of released, Matecumbe gains a few of the hallmarks of Michener's most sensible paintings, together with targeted descriptions of position. even though, the plot is way extra intimate than that present in such a lot of his large-scale, epic historic novels. concentrating on the parallel lives of a girl and her mom, either divorced, Michener spent his artistic power on personality improvement and allegorical storytelling. Random residence, his writer, wasn't happy, and sought after the mega-best-selling writer to be aware of generating "heavyweight" books like Hawaii and Centennial. Matecumbe appeared an excessive amount of within the vein of his prior romance novel, Sayonara. So it sat in a drawer till, ultimately, Michener talented it--including the copyright--to Joe Avenick, his pal and previous ghostwriter. Avenick performed a key function within the examine and writing of Sports in America and Chesapeake, and brought Michener to Melissa (Missy) DeMaio, who quickly turned the first reason behind Michener's more and more common visits to the Keys.

Biographers and critics have lengthy agreed that Michener's character and his characters have been either stricken by his courting with DeMaio. As might be his so much encompassing autobiographical novel, and the only written in the course of those adjustments, Matecumbe offers what can be tantalizing glimpses into Michener's life.

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