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|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
Didion begins, "Havana vanities come to dust in Miami." The book is an extended report on the generation of Cubans who landed in exile in Miami following the overthrow of President Batista January 1, 1959 and the way in which that community has connected to America and American politics.
Granta writes, "Miami may be the sunniest place in America, but this is Didion's darkest book."