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Mile marker zero : the moveable feast of Key West

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America's southernmost city: Key West, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William McKeen
ISBN: 9780307592002 0307592006 9780307592033 0307592030
OCLC Number: 699763892
Awards: Florida Book Awards, 2011. Gold Medal, Florida Non-Fiction.
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The taco man --
Island of bones --
The template --
A different society --
McGuane --
The boys --
Nowhere to hide --
The failure --
This republic of ours --
Square grouper --
A year of living dangerously --
Margaritaville --
The king of gonzo --
Bum Farto and Ping-Ping --
Redemption --
Evacuation --
Don't stop the carnival.
Responsibility: William McKeen.
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True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America's southernmost city: Key West, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear--and succeeded. Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, when an astonishing collection of artists--the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson--wove a web of creative inspiration. This book tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise.--From publisher description.

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