Children of Heroes


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$21.95  $20.41
Bison Books
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5.16 X 8.52 X 0.39 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author

Lyonel Trouillot is a poet, novelist, and essayist of the post-Duvalierist generation of Haitian writers. Linda Coverdale is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the award-winning translator of over fifty books, including Trouillot's Street of Lost Footsteps (PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize finalist) and Patrick Chamoiseau's School Days and Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows, all available in Bison Books editions.


"Trouillot writes with his heart on his sleeve . . . and his unabashed empathy for plucky Colin and brave, sexy Mariéla recalls elements of Dickens."--Publishers Weekly
"Lyonel Trouillot's novel Children of Heroes is a real tour de force. Set in Haiti, it is a story about surviving the vulnerabilities of childhood. Beautifully written and beautifully translated, its images linger."--Rose M. Réjouis, winner of the American Translators' Association Prize
Lyonel Trouillot is perhaps the best known of contemporary Haitian novelists. Children of Heroes shows the author in his prime form for stylistic clarity and emotive impact. His characteristic first-person narrative is a well-constructed story that is vividly realistic and a most tragic tale."--Thomas C. Spear, editor of Une Journée Haïtienne and coeditor of Céline and the Politics of Difference
"Trouillot's undestated prose, his way of putting a lush sentence together make Children of Heroes a novel worthy of examination and multiple reads."--Kreyolicious