Bittersweet Memories of Last Spring

Bittersweet Memories of Last Spring

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In 1980, 17-year-old Yrvin Lacroix is in a sailboat from Haiti bound for Miami, Florida in search of a better life. He leaves behind his beloved mother, his siblings, and Régine-his childhood sweetheart to whom he has made a promise to return.

In Miami, despite his precarious situation as a refugee, Yrvin joins Haitian exiles in the fight against the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti as well as the struggle for refugee rights. He believes a win against the odds will help him shape the course of his life.

As time passes, Yrvin's love and passion for Régine begins to fade. Attending school is his main objective. On a rainy December day, he meets Michaela, a mixed-race girl of Dominican origin and fellow student at his school. They fall in love. But that love suffers a major setback when Yrvin learns of Régine's presence in Miami. Yrvin must now face a scorned Régine while staying focused in school and preserving his relationship with Michaela. Will he succeed?

Bittersweet Memories of Last Spring is an impressive novel of faith, love, and identity-the first installment of a sequel penned by critically-acclaimed author Ardain Isma.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 420 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 27mm | 680g
  • English
  • 9798986508603