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  • Location: Miami, Cuba

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Why a Booktrail?

Scarface meets Moby Dick

  • ISBN: 978-1529415537
  • Genre: Fiction, magical realism

What you need to know before your trail

Failed Pitbull impersonator Ismael Reyes – you can call him Izzy – might not be the Scarface type, but why should that keep him from trying? Growing up in Miami has shaped him into someone who dreams of being the King of the 305, with the money, power, and respect he assumes comes with it. After finding himself at the mercy of a cease-and-desist letter from Pitbull’s legal team and living in his aunt’s garage-turned-efficiency, Izzy embarks on an absurd quest to turn himself into a modern-day Tony Montana.

When Izzy’s efforts lead him to the tank that houses Lolita, a captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium, she proves just how powerful she and the water surrounding her really are -permeating everything from Miami’s sinking streets to Izzy’s memories to the very heart of the novel itself. What begins as Izzy’s story turns into a super-saturated fever dream as sprawling and surreal as the Magic City, one as sharp as an iguana’s claws, and as menacing as a killer whale’s teeth. As the truth surrounding Izzy’s boyhood escape from Cuba surfaces, the novel reckons with the forces of nature, with the limits and absence of love, and with the dangers of pursuing a tragic inheritance.

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Mariel, Cuba

Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone.It tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who arrives penniless in Miami during the Mariel boatlift and becomes a powerful drug lord.

Miami

Home to Lolita, a captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium. What begins as Izzy’s story turns into a super-saturated fever dream as sprawling and surreal as the Magic City, one as sharp as an iguana’s claws, and as menacing as a killer whale’s teeth.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Say Hello to My Little Friend

Destination/Location: Miami, Cuba  Author:  Jennine Capó Crucet  Departure: 2000s

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