Vale of Tears

Vale of Tears : A Novel from Haiti

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Fiction. Caribbean Studies. Translated from the French by Dolores A. Schaefer. VALE OF TEARS is a stark, meditative, and vivid exploration of Coralie Santeuil's life through a series of flashbacks she has on New Year's eve as she makes fourteen stops while walking from one end of the busy city of Port-au-Prince to the other in a last quest to save her life and retain her dignity. Although the novel is set in the period around the Second World War, it is in many ways a book about contemporary Haiti. We pause to wonder what happens to the privileged when their world disintegrates. We contemplate thesurvival skills of the poor. Vale of Tears offers a critical reading of the class system and corruption which plague the country. Paulette Poujol-Oriol is one of Haiti's most celebrated novelists.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 17.8mm | 249.48g
  • IBEX Publishers,U.S.
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • 1588140202
  • 9781588140203

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