The central character in this novel, Thomas Skelton, is a refugee from the world of drug addicts and misfits. He goes home to Key West which itself ...Show synopsisThe central character in this novel, Thomas Skelton, is a refugee from the world of drug addicts and misfits. He goes home to Key West which itself turns out to be an alien world - torrid, hostile and grotesque. The author has also written "The Sporting Club", "The Bushwacked Piano" and "Panama".Hide synopsis
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I've read the book, watched the movie, re-read the book...and watched the movie again. Then...I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the book 'Mile Marker Zero' by William McKeen, which told the story of Thomas McGuanes years in Key West, including the filming of Ninety-Two in the Shade. Reading Mile Marker Zero brought it all together for me, giving me an appreciation of what it was like in Key West in the 70's. Read MM Zero, then read 92 in the Shade, then watch the movie. You will be glad you did!
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