is a pampered Nicaraguan moneyman, funding a guerrilla war from his cushy Miami
penthouse. Sixto is his hulking, pistol-packing attendant, whose job satisfaction
is on the wane. When an aging mobster enters their lives with a promise to help
the rebel cause—with a planeload of chickens originally intended for voodoo
sacrifice—a tense situation turns combustible. From the wickedly funny mind of
Carl Hiaasen comes “The Edible Exile,” a raucous story of sleazeball nihilists,
lovable thugs, and jungle-weary freedom fighters who collide in a battle of
wills, ego, and the almighty dollar.
cheeky tale, written twenty-five years ago, set aside, and recently
rediscovered, is a time-capsule glimpse of Miami during the over-the-top 1980s,
when everyone was on the make and gross excess was the order of the day. In an
intriguing twist, Hiaasen had lost his original ending to the story. “So I
decided to write a new ending,” he says. “As a friend said, ‘How often does a
writer get the opportunity to collaborate with a younger version of himself?’”
Edible Exile” is a wild romp through Hiaasen Country, sure to appeal to the
outlaw in all of us. Download and start listening now!