Tom Wolfe's Back to Blood Research Gets the Documentary Treatment

Tom Wolfe's newest book, Back to Blood, is set for publication in October. But you won't have to wait for the satirist's Miami Book Fair International appearance in November to get to know the stories behind its creation.

Blood Lines, a documentary tracing Wolfe's steps as he researched the book around the city of Miami, is set to release at the same time as the new novel. The film by Miami Herald reporter Oscar Corral, doesn't just promise a deeper understanding of the characters and themes in the upcoming Back to Blood. It's also a chance to watch Wolfe shop for white suits, his trademark attire, at the Flamingo Plaza thrift mall, drink a Cuban coffee while conversing in Spanish with the women behind the counter, and ride around the bay with the wind blowing in his thinning hair -- all to a soundtrack partially created by local band Afrobeta.

The trailer alone is delightful. Watch it after the jump.

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