What Storm, What Thunder


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$27.95  $25.99
Tin House Books
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5.91 X 9.06 X 1.34 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Haitian-Canadian-American writer, the HBA Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.


The voices are weaved together effortlessly, each more mesmerizing than the last.--Louisa Ermellino "Publishers Weekly"
Poignant.-- "Poets & Writers"
Unforgettable. . . . a devastating, personal and vital account.-- "Kirkus, Starred Review"
Lending her voice to ten survivors whose lives were indelibly altered by the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti, Myriam J. A. Chancy's sublime choral novel not only describes what it was like for her characters before, during, and after that heartrending day, she also powerfully guides us towards further reflection and healing.--Edwidge Danticat, author of Everything Inside
A beautiful, haunting chorus of voices. This is a heartbreaking book, a striking achievement.--Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose
A gorgeous and compulsively readable page-turner in the most haunting and stunning prose. If you love the works of Jesmyn Ward, Edwidge Danticat, and J. M. Coetzee, this is the book for you! Absolutely breathtaking!--Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana
Myriam J. A. Chancy is a masterful writer. The book is devastating and tender, but it is not a spectacle of sadness--it is a show of humanity and care in the midst of great violence.--José Olivarez, author of Citizen Illegal
An affecting and immersive--an important--book.--Dan Vyleta, Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted author of The Crooked Maid, Smoke and Soot