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Savage seasons / Kettly Mars ; translated by Jeanine Herman ; afterword by Madison Smartt Bell.

Author/Creator:
Mars, Kettly, author.
Publication:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
247 pages ; 21 cm
Series:
Winner of the French Voices Award
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Standardized Title:
Saisons sauvages. English
Subjects:
Herman, Jeanine. translator.
Summary:
"Port-au-Prince, the 1960s Duvalier and his militia are systematically eliminating opponents to the regime. Daniel Leroy, editor in chief of the opposition newspaper, has just been arrested. To find out what has become of him, his wife, Nirvah, visits Raoul Vincent, secretary of state at the Office of Public Safety. This fearsome head of the secret police is instantly smitten, and to ensure her husband's survival and protect her family, Nirvah submits to the official's desires. Becoming the mistress of a strongman in the regime is not without its benefits. Still, she has to endure her neighbors' inquisitive looks and the silent questions of her own children. Kettly Mars's Savage Seasons describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier's dictatorial regime and its abuses"-- Provided by publisher.
"Savage Seasons recounts a woman's efforts to free her husband, a journalist arrested by the brutal regime of the Haitian government in the 1960s"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
"Winner of the French Voices Award".
Translated from the French.
ISBN:
9780803271487
0803271484
9789814651561 (hardbound : alk. paper, Vol. I)
9814651567 (hardbound : alk. paper, Vol. 1)
9789814641463 (hardbound : alk. paper, Vol. II)
9814641464 (hardbound : alk. paper, Vol. II)
9789814651134 (hardbound : alk. paper, Vol. III)
9814651133 (hardbound : alk. paper, Vol. III)
OCLC:
894747642