God Loves Haiti

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Amistad Press
Publish Date
February 02, 2016
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062348159
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About the Author

Dimitry Elias Léger was born in Haiti and educated at St. John's University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. A former staff writer at Fortune magazine and the Miami Herald, he has been an adviser to the United Nations' missions in Haiti and Geneva, and is a former global leadership fellow at the World Economic Forum.

Reviews

"So powerful as to be mesmerizing. I don't think I've seen the Haitian earthquake of 2010 represented with such compassion and insight. One of those books that leave you wishing the author could produce a tome every month."--Gary Shteyngart
"A work of fiction that combines breathless narrative movement with memorable writing and unabashed Big Ideas. [An] impressive debut novel."--Andrea Lee
"The heat, the horror, the taste of ashes: Reading this vivid debut novel about the Port-au-Prince earthquake of 2010-and the risky love triangle that survives it-is jolting and exhilarating."--More magazine
[God Loves Haiti] shows undeniable strength and a powerful message about creating something new out of such devastation.--Publishers Weekly
"A fully mature novel in scope and perspective, as rich in ideas as in humanity. Funny, street-smart, and keenly observed, God Loves Haiti establishes Léger as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices."--Edwidge Danticat
"The Port-au-Prince earthquake of 2010 may seem like an odd setting for a romantic comedy, but then Haiti really is an amazing place! Dimitry Elias Léger has brought it off, with a smile, a tear, and a peppery dash of satire as a lagniappe."--Madison Smartt Bell
"A luminous debut . . . Léger writes beautifully and with an immense humanity. . . . He renders [Haiti] in all of its stupendous beautiful tortured complexity. A stand-out novel."--Junot Diaz
"With empathy and wit, Léger captures the intricacies of a country that is at once beautiful and tortured....There is no doubt that God Loves Haiti will leave readers wanting more from this talented author."--M&V Magazine
"[Léger ]deftly sketches his country's postcolonial struggles as well as its faith, resilience and promise....his Haiti-in-crisis, richly seen and unforgettable, is all too real."--New York Times Book Review
"Léger's use of imagery when describing the aftermath of the earthquake is remarkable and unparalleled; it offers a refreshing perspective. God Loves Haiti is a detailed and gripping account of the tragic events that occurred, infused with a story of romance, courage and change."--AfroPunk