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Vale of Tears: A Novel from Haiti
Vale of Tears: A Novel from Haiti

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Manufacturer: IBEX Publishers
Publisher: IBEX Publishers
Author(s): Paulette Poujol Oriol

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: Ibex Pub
EAN: 9781588140203
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 1588140202
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Label: IBEX Publishers
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Manufacturer: IBEX Publishers
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 204
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Publisher: IBEX Publishers
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Editorial Review:
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.
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