The world is moving around me : A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake. / Dany Laferrière.
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- ISBN: 9781551524993 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferrière had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived; some three hundred thousand others did not. The quake caused widespread destruction and left over one million homeless.This moving and revelatory book is an eyewitness account of the quake and its aftermath. In a series of vignettes, Laferrière reveals the shock, rage, and grief experienced by those around him, the acts of heroism he witnessed, and his own sense of survivor guilt. At one point, his nephew, astonished at still being alive, asks his uncle not to write about "this," "this" being too horrible to give up so easily to those who were not there. But as a writer, Laferrière can't make such a promise. Still, the question is raised: to whom does this disaster belong? Who gets to talk and write about it? In this way, this book is not only the chronicle of a natural disaster; it is also a personal...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4135 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 748 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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