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What storm, what thunder / Myriam J.A. Chancy.

What storm, what thunder / Myriam J.A. Chancy.
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ISBN 9781951142766 (hardback)
Author Chancy, Myriam J. A., 1970- author.
Title What storm, what thunder / Myriam J.A. Chancy.
Edition First US edition.
Publisher/Date Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2021.
Pagination etc. 313 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary Note "At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster--Richard, an expat and wealthy water-bottling executive with a secret daughter; the daughter, Anne, an architect who drafts affordable housing structures for a global NGO; a small-time drug trafficker, Leopold, who pines for a beautiful call girl; Sonia and her business partner, Dieudonné, who are followed by a man they believe is the vodou spirit of death; Didier, an emigrant musician who drives a taxi in Boston; Sara, a mother haunted by the ghosts of her children in an IDP camp; her husband, Olivier, an accountant forced to abandon the wife he loves; their son, Jonas, who haunts them both; and Ma Lou, the old woman selling produce in the market who remembers them all. Artfully weaving together these lives, witness is given to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man. Brilliantly crafted, fiercely imagined, and deeply haunting, What Storm, What Thunder is a singular, stunning record, a reckoning of the heartbreaking trauma of disaster, and-at the same time-an unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit"--
Subject Earthquakes -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince -- Fiction
Natural disasters -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
Haitians -- Social conditions -- Fcition
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Fiction
Shelf Location F CHAN
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