RR: LAST TABOOS LITERARY SALON

March 19, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

LAST TABOOS LITERARY SALON: CUBAN MAFIA NIGHT
Join Tony Perrottet in conversation with T.J. English about his bestseller The Corporation, a gripping tale of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex and murder that has been dubbed “a Cuban version of The Godfather” by Deadline Hollywood.
By the mid-1980s, the American underworld was a vicious melting pot of powerful criminal tribes. The most feared was the Cuban mob. This organization of exiles, ruthlessly led by a kingpin named “battle”, was so cold-blooded it was known on both sides of the law as “The Corporation”. Drawing on first-hand accounts and deep research, and with the blistering prose that established him as “America’s top chronicler of organized crime”, T.J. English’s The Corporation reveals how a generation of Cuban refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hitmen, and their families got caught up in a very American saga of empire building, criminal enterprise and revolution.
Now to be adapted into a film, with Benicio Del Toro to star.
7.30—welcome rum cocktail
8.00—discussion
8.45—mafia-themed belly-dancing by the Two Laurens
9.30—live jazz

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