Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti (Paperback)

A Letter from Haiti

By Amy Wilentz

Simon & Schuster, 9781451644074, 329pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2013

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Description

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer's account of a long, painful, ecstatic--and unreciprocated--affair with a country that has long fascinated the world.

A foreign correspondent on a simple story becomes, over time and in the pages of this book, a lover of Haiti, pursuing the heart of this beautiful and confounding land into its darkest corners and brightest clearings. Farewell, Fred Voodoo is a journey into the depths of the human soul as well as a vivid portrayal of the nation's extraordinary people and their uncanny resilience. Haiti has found in Amy Wilentz an author of astonishing wit, sympathy, and eloquence.
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