Tom Wolfe’s tour of contemporary America continues in “Back To Blood.”
Like Wolfe’s other blockbusters — The Right Stuff, Bonfire Of The Vanities, and A Man In Full — Back To Blood focuses on Men and Manhood in the big cities of modern America. Wolfe has vividly portrayed New York City and Atlanta. This time, the setting is Miami.
In Back To Blood, Wolfe writes about Real Men doing Real Work for the Right Reasons. The heroes are policemen, followed closely by newspapermen. Not a single female police officer or reporter in sight. Not exactly a politically correct portrayal of contemporary America!
Nestor Camacho is a young Cuban cop, intelligent and without guile, self-effacing and polite, god-fearing, muscular. Continue reading