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Novelist Carl Hiaasen Discusses Hurricanes and Literature.

Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen. His newest comic thriller set in South Florida is Stormy Weather, about the rip off artists and corrupt construction and insurance industries that take advantage of hurricane victims. He's also the author of five other books in the same vein: Strip Tease, a yarn, pitting a seamy Florida politician against the star stripper at Miami's Eager Beaver club. Mr. Hiaasen has spun tales of environmentalists feeding tourists and senior citizens to alligators ("Tourist Season), of a villainous South Florida plastic surgeon who kills a woman during a nose job ("Skin Tight"), and about the amusement park, The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, where one of the novel's heavies is loved to death by an amorous dolphin ("Native Tongue"). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on November 13, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 13, 1995: Interview with Carl Hiaasen; Interview with Suzanne Westenhoefer.; Review of Maggie Teyte's and Heddle Nash's albums "Chansons" and "Heddle Nash:…


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