Kaufelt, David A. American Tropic.
New York: Poseidon Press, (1986). First Edition.
Signed by the Author. Octavo, cloth and boards (hardcover), 463 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket: American Tropic is a lush, passionate, and powerful tale spanning several generations in the tempestuous lives of three extraordinary families. This sweeping story unfolds against the dramatic rise of the state of Florida from untamed wilderness to vacation paradise. It is at once a thrilling adventure brimming with fascinating history, and a compelling romance -- spirited, sexy, and altogether unforgettable. Escaping the tyranny of the Spanish Inquisition, two young men and a beautiful woman journey together to the New World where, unknowingly, they will fulfill an ancient prophecy of the Tequestas, the native Indians of Florida. The prophecy tells of three Black Doves who will come to settle the Tequesta lands and whose descendants will one day make the land their own. Now, Ramon de Cordoba, a handsome, rebellious Spanish nobleman, Antonio Levi, a fair-haired Jew whose entire family has been burned at the stake, and the fiery La Floridita, whose heart is filled with devotion to one man and consumed by passion for the other, are about to make the prophecy a reality...