Book’s tales a snapshot of ever-changing Miami, city of extremes

January 16, 2015 12:00 PM

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Book’s tales a snapshot of ever-changing Miami, city of extremes

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.

Miami, writes editor Jaquira Díaz, is “a strange city — never the same place for long. It’s always changing, evolving, reinventing itself.” That’s what 15 Views of Miami (Burrow Press, $16.99 in paper) aims to reflect: the shifting landscape of communities — Wynwood, Allapattah, Ojus, Coral Gables, ...

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