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A literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked short stories by fifteen award-winning authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, these stories cover a range of cultures, languages and lives, reflecting the diversity and drama of a large and often misunderstood city.
Edited by Jaquira Díaz with stories by Jennine Capó Crucet, Patricia Engel, John Dufresne and more.
About the Author
Jaquira Díaz was born in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Longreads, The Fader, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and included in The Best American Essays 2016. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Kenyon Review, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She lives in Miami Beach with her partner, the writer Lars Horn.
One of "the 7 best books about Miami."
-Miami New Times
"The city that emerges from the stories in 15 Views of Miami is not the impossibly sunny, shiny place we see on television but the humid, crowded, less glamorous one we know (and love and sometimes hate) because we live here. It's the city where you can hear the cry of a heron and the scream of traffic in the same breath. Where we still mourn the loss of Wolfie's and Burdines and Zayre (OK, maybe not Zayre). Where people still identify themselves by where they were when Hurricane Andrew struck."
"15 Views of Miami offers a sprawling portrait of Miami-Dade ... a complex web of stories keep the reader searching for clues and meaning around every corner. In 15 Views of Miami, we see our city for what it is -- a place risen from the ashes by investment capital and developers, but defined by the stories of the people that ignited the flame... If the goal was to paint a literary portrait of Miami's profound uniqueness and shifting cultural identity, than Díaz succeeded. Each story is its own world, told by characters filled with longing for a Miami past a reader can't help but relate to."
-The New Tropic