Three lives converge in Haiti at a crucial moment in the country’s history –
Pierre Dubois, a university professor, was born in Haiti into an upper-class family. Despite well-entrenched social barriers, he forges a lifelong friendship with Noel Beauchamps, also Haiti-born, who rose from the ranks of the very poor to become a medical doctor. Felipe Rosado, a doctoral student and Pierre’s teaching assistant, is a native of the Dominican Republic, the country that shares the border with Haiti. He embarks on his academic research in Haiti while at the same time seeking to satisfy his curiosity about his Haitian-born mother’s past. Felipe’s experiences culminate with the unspeakable tragedy of the earthquake that wreaked havoc in Haiti on January 12, 2010. Both intimate and multigenerational, the stories of Pierre, Noel, Felipe, and the people they encounter, speak of life in Haiti itself -- struggles, losses, and defeats, countered with joys, resilience, triumphs, and hope for a better tomorrow. Set against the backdrop of overcrowded, effervescent cities and the raw beauty of mountains and lush river valleys, this luminous book is certain to forever change the way you see Haiti, its history, and its people.
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Published November 14, 2011
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Literature & Fiction.