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It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and...
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|||First paperback edition.||Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers||324 pages, 13 pages ; 22 cm||English|| |
Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - Teen
TEEN FICTION ZOBOI, I.A.
Set at the contact zones between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, this is a polyphonic novel, an intense and sometimes funny pharmacopeia of love lost and humanity regained; a most original combination of Caribbean noir and science-fiction addressing issues of global relevance including novel takes on ecological/apocalyptical imbalance bound to make an impact.
A Caribbean zombie—smart, gentlemanly, financially independent, and a top executive