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Life On Mars

(1996)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Is Miami, with its Spanish-speaking neighbourhoods, its trendy Deco beach scene, its heat, dust and drag queens, truly a part of America - or is it more like Mars? Is it simply the home of vice, violence and Mickey Mouse - paradise with a lobotomy - or might it be a spiritual place? Alexander Stuart left Brighton for Miami six years ago to rebuild his life following the death of his son. What he found when he got there was a land of transformation, a place where people come to reinvent their lives, to escape from the past or themselves, or even reality. This book explores the eccentric extremes of Florida, and paints a skewed, off-beat portrait of where the world may be heading.



Praise for this book

"Simply the most stunning read of the year." - Stephen Fry


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Paperback Editions

May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life on Mars: Runaways, Exiles, Drag Queens and Other Aliens in Florida
Author(s): Alexander Stuart
ISBN: 0-552-99617-3 / 978-0-552-99617-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life on Mars: Gangsters, Runaways, Exiles, Drag Queens and Other Aliens in Florida
Author(s): Alexander Stuart
ISBN: 0-385-40578-2 / 978-0-385-40578-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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