Never the Hope Itself : Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti
A former NPR correspondent takes you into his own ghost-filled life as he reports on a region in turmoil. Gerry Hadden was training to become a Buddhist monk when opportunity came knocking: the offer of a dream job as NPR's correspondent for Latin America. Arriving in Mexico in 2000 during the nation's first democratic transition of power, he witnesses both hope and uncertainty. But after 9/11, he finds himself documenting overlooked yet extraordinary events in a forgotten political landscape. As he reports on Colombia's drug wars, Guatemala's deleterious emigration, and Haiti's bloody rebellion, Hadden must also make a home for himself in Mexico City, coming to terms with its ghosts and chasing down the love of his life, in a riveting narrative that reveals the human heart at the center of international affairs.
- Paperback | 343 pages
- 134 x 202 x 24mm | 281.23g
- 06 Sep 2011
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, color
One hell of a ghost story....Hadden shows his subjects in all their humanity, capturing the worst and best of the human spirit along the way. --Dan White, author of "The Cactus Eaters""