You can finally get your hands on Charlie Smith’s awesome novel MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS, which was just released today.
This book has been getting some great press lately. Flavorwire listed MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS as one of “10 New Must-Reads for July" and it was picked as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for July in the Literature & Fiction category.
About the book:
In Men in Miami Hotels, Smith tells the story of Cot Sims, a listing Miami gangster who returns to Key West aiming to—among other things—save his fool-proof mother from homelessness after a recent hurricane. For love, for cash, and for the hell of it, he snatches a trove of emeralds that his boss, the relentlessly vicious Albertson, keeps hidden on a small island. And then trouble, which has been coiling around him for years like a snake, bites.
Cot has forty-eight hours to return the emeralds before items of equal or greater value—namely, the lives of everyone he loves—are repossessed by Albertson and his army of hired gunmen. Fleeing across the Caribbean, Cot blazes a trail of survival, skeltering between the narrowing walls of fate.
Here’s what people are saying about MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS:
“Smith’s edgy prose is as arresting as Miami art deco, and the psychology at work here is as tangled and dark as a mangrove swamp….Smith turns a rogue gangster’s tale into a glimmering, sharply faceted, hauntingly philosophical tragedy of cosmic flaws, stunning betrayals, and bloody revenge.”
— Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
“Smith writes in a curious blend of registers that has the narrative drive of an airplane read and the mystical resonance of verse…The result is a haunting and starkly grim fantasia on love, mourning, and the alienation inflicted by time.”
— Publishers Weekly
Pick up a copy here.