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By Thane Rosenbaum

Set in Miami seashore, Florida in 1972, the radical follows the Posner family--two Holocaust survivors, Sophie and Jacob, and their son, Adam--doing every thing they could to prevent each other in a urban with an unlimited provide of colourful diversions. during this yr, Miami seashore was once the location of either the Republican and Democratic political conventions, and observed the increase of the counterculture, the chilly struggle, and the desegregation of the outdated South. the radical is enriched through the presence of historic characters resembling Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, I. B. Singer, Meyer Lansky and a comical staff of fading gangsters. there's even a sighting of Fidel Castro. For those Holocaust survivors and their son, Miami seashore used to be to be their salvation. the place greater to mixture in, regain one's sanity, and reside their lives? as a substitute what they observe is that Miami seashore isn't really a spot of camouflage--all that sunshine highlighted the very issues they needed to omit, and the plentiful solar became their lives right into a Disney global of funhouse mirrors and chaotic rides, giving them a entrance row seat via a transformational yr in American tradition, politics and global history.

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